The power of Vitamin C in supporting the immune system
During this COVID-19 pandemic supporting your immunity has become a growing concern amongst us all. In this series, with Maria’s expertise as an Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) practitioner we look at how can you support your immune system in light of the Coronavirus:
“Beginning this series, I look at supporting your immunity with Vitamin C.
Research suggests that bright, vibrant and deeply coloured vegetables and fruits can support our immunity significantly and may help prevent or reduce the severity of viral infections – this can be attributed to their rich vitamin C content. Sadly, so many of us don’t eat enough of the fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods we need to keep ourselves healthy year-round.
Diets rich in colourful vegetables and fruits can provide us with an array of protective phyto (plant) chemicals including Vitamin C.
We should be aiming for 8 veg and 2 fruit per day, from the rainbow of colours, to expose your body’s cells to the array of nutrients from all the different colours.
You’ll find vitamin C in most of the colours but especially go for more leafy green vegetables (such as spinach, cabbage, broccoli & kale), bell peppers, brussels sprouts, strawberries, citrus fruits, kiwi and papaya are all excellent sources of vitamin C.”
Stay Alert & Stay Safe – Maria King, Junius Co-Founder, MSc Personalised -Nutrition . Maria is certified from the Institute for Functional Medicine . She is a BANT registered Nutrigenetic Counsellor.