As the common cold creeps starts to make the rounds, preparing to keep the bugs away and maintain your general health and wellbeing throughout the colder months could be as simple as increasing your vitamin C intake!
It may not be a cure, but it’s no secret that vitamin C is a powerful immune system booster and can help combat cold symptoms. It’s a complex substance found in many foods, particularly in citrus fruits and bright coloured vegetables such as red cabbage, capsicum and broccoli.
In its natural form, vitamin C is a potent water-soluble vitamin that is needed within the body. Since the human body doesn’t naturally manufacture or store it, it must be consumed regularly from our diet.
The body uses vitamin C in many ways, particularly:
• Cellular health and support
• Production of glutathione (considered the ‘master’ antioxidant)
• Skin health
• Making collagen (to keep your skin looking young)
• Immune health
• Wound healing