The old saying goes, ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’. And whilst that’s not exactly true, there is a lot to be said for adding a healthy dose of Vitamin C into your daily diet. This is not only beneficial when it comes to reducing the severity of colds, Vitamin C is also proven to help with the absorption of iron from your diet, which helps you keep active and healthy!
VITAMIN C SOURCES: WHY THEY HELP
Vitamin C is essential for bodily function. It’s a powerful source of antioxidants, which protect cells from harmful free radicals that cause oxidative stress and which can lead to chronic disease.
A deficiency of vitamin C can also weaken the body’s natural immune system, which can then make a cold feel more intense, or linger around longer. But that’s not all, Vitamin C can also ‘help wounds heal faster, reduce inflammation in the body and assist with improving memory.’ Impressive stuff!
So which foods are the best sources of vitamin C? Here are our favourite four vegetable and fruit sources…
- Kale: One cup of kale = 80mg
- Broccoli: One cup of broccoli = 81mg
- Red bell peppers: One green bell pepper = 95mg
- Brussel sprouts: One cup of Brussel sprouts = 75mg
- Strawberries: One cup of strawberries = 89mg
- Kiwi: One medium kiwi = 71mg
- Orange: One large orange = 80mg
- Mango: One medium mango = 122mg
And whilst the best sources of Vitamin C always come directly from vegetables and fruit, we recommend adding a supplement to your diet. Indeed all three of our Collagen& chews are packed with Vitamin C. With our recommended dose of three chews a day; Collagen& Energy and Collagen& Healthy Bones will give you 60mg of Vitamin C, whereas three of our Collagen& Immunity chews have an impressive 240mg!
So, if you’re not part of the Collagen& family, why not take a couple of moments to register with us, so we can keep you informed of all the latest beauty, nutritional and lifestyle trends to boost your wellbeing. In fact now’s the ideal time, as our introductory 3 for 2 offer across the whole range is still available. Plus you can enjoy free delivery in the UK.
We’d love to know how you boost your Vitamin C levels…