Turn to these vitamin C-rich foods to boost your immunity
Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal shares a list of foods that are rich in vitamin C and help boost our immunity to fight infections.
A bowl of strawberries provides 98 milligrams of vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the most vital nutrients for good health, and its benefits range from improving skin to boosting immunity and more. At a time when seasonal flu and increasing cases of COVID-19 are being reported, it’s natural for us to be cautious about what we eat. You don’t need to rush to your local pharmacy to stock up on vitamin C tablets; you can find it in several food sources. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal has listed some fruits which are rich in vitamin C and which would help you boost your immunity.
Nmami Agarwal shared the following natural food sources to boost immunity with vitamin C:
1) Oranges and lime
Fruits like oranges and lime are widely recognized as a good source of vitamin C. So make it a habit to include them in your diet. However, if you are consuming oranges or lime, consume them whole so as not to squeeze them.
Kiwifruit is another natural source of vitamin C. Nmami Agarwal said a small kiwifruit provides 60 milligrams of ascorbic acid.
3) Spicy Green Chili
Most of the vegetables and spices we use in cooking are loaded with health benefits that we may not be aware of. Green chilies are an excellent source of vitamin C. One chili contains 109 milligrams of vitamin C.
Strawberry is a popular winter fruit and people often enjoy it in different foods. Nmami Agarwal revealed that a bowl of strawberries provides 98 milligrams of vitamin C.
The nutritionist further stated that apart from the mentioned fruits, broccoli, guava, sprouts, cauliflower are all rich in vitamin C and are an excellent source to boost immunity.
Take a look at Nmami’s video here:
A few days ago, Nmami Agarwal shared the benefits of having ginger, another food that helps boost immunity. Ginger is an important ingredient used in Indian households. Nmami said ginger also helps with common winter illnesses. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties manage inflammation in the body. Learn more here.
So what are you waiting for? Take the foods suggested by Nmami Agarwal and start the immunity building process.
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