With the complete and total freak out going on right now, I thought I would write about something that can help during any risk of illness. Basically, you should pay attention to this all of the time, not just when you’re worried.
I mean like a daily thing to help you boost up and help your body fight the cruddy stuff off. Let’s talk about Vitamin C!
Vitamin C is also called L-ascorbic acid. The human body doesn’t store it, so it is important that we get it in our everyday diet.
Vitamin C is extremely important because it is a huge factor in our immune system. It also helps prevent infections and fight diseases.
I actually take MORE than the recommended daily allowance. But, I do have a compromised immune system. I take it in pill form, but there are other ways I increase my intake as well. Let’s talk about that.
Let’s start with the one that we all know, Oranges. Everyone knows that oranges are a good source of vitamin C. They are also easy to take with you on the go!
Clementines are a great option for kids!
Cherry Tomatoes! This is another great option because a lot of kids like the bite-sized tomato. You can wash these and bag them up for an easy to grab snack. I also recommend cutting in half to avoid choking.
Strawberries are another great source of vitamin C that most people love. You can wash them and eat them whole or slice them up.
Green and Red Peppers are high in vitamin C. Wash them and cut them into strips. You could even serve them with some ranch!
Broccoli and Cauliflower work well too! That is 2 more for the list! I love them plain, but you can also serve them with ranch for dipping.
One of my favorites is Pineapple. You can cut it into chunks and eat it on its own, but I love it in cottage cheese with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top. It is seriously good!
Cantaloupe is loved by many people, including kids. This is easy to cut up into chunks for snacking on.
Mango is a hard one for me to eat, but I do like it mixed in with yogurt. I just don’t care for it on its own.
Kiwi is another that I notice that a lot of kids like. I can’t do this one myself due to an allergy, but my kids have always loved it.
You can also choose to turn these into juices or smoothies! Everyone loves a smoothie, right?
There you go! Ten easy foods to snack on that will increase your vitamin C intake. Now go wash your hands and eat some yummy vitamin C rich foods!