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Vitamin C-Rich Foods To Add To Your Diet Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Medical Daily logo Medical Daily 7/2/2020 Charmaine Lastimosa

The coronavirus pandemic is such a difficult time for many people, especially those with low immunity. Hence, many experts recommend the increased consumption of healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and vitamins. Among them are vitamin C-rich foods.

Vitamin C is an organic substance that is needed for the growth and repair of cells and tissues all over the body. It also plays a vital role in the healing of wounds and tissue scar formation. And most of all, it acts as an antioxidant that wards off the common cold and other seasonal diseases. As such, it can help boost the immune system, according to MedlinePlus.

Given the situation of the world at present, increasing your consumption of vitamin C-rich foods would be wise. This way, you can help improve your immune system, which acts as your shield against diseases like COVID-19.

Independent Online recently shared a list of foods that have high vitamin C content. On top of the list is none other than citrus fruits. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, clementine, and lime are rich in vitamin C, so they can help build up your immune system and fight the common cold and flu.

Another fruit that is a good source of vitamin C is guava. Apparently, guava contains four times the amount of vitamin C found in orange. Plus, guava is also rich in vitamin A, which also promotes a healthy immune system, on top of maintaining healthy vision.

You may want to consider eating more kiwis as well. Kiwi is considered one of the most nutritious fruits in the world for a reason. It has very high levels of vitamin C. It also contains vitamin K, vitamin E, folate and potassium. Furthermore, it is a good source of fiber, per Healthline.

Finally, adding cauliflower to your diet amid these trying times would also be a great idea. One cup of this vegetable is loaded with vitamin C. It also contains fiber for better digestion, vitamin B6 for improved metabolism, and vitamin K, which promotes proper blood clotting.

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