Keep the winter sniffles at bay with these Vitamin C rich foods
Top five vegetable sources of Vitamin C
1. Red capsicum
4. Brussel sprouts
5. Kale varieties
Top five fruit sources of Vitamin C
Tips for maximising your Vitamin intake
1. Choose organic
Generally speaking, organic and biodynamic produce is nutritionally superior to conventional as it comes from rich, healthful soil- more goodies and less nasties!
2. Fresh is best
Produce loses its nutritional power over time so try to buy only as much as you need and use it promptly.
3. Gentle preparation
Vitamin C is extremely sensitive to heat so focus on eating raw or very lightly steamed produce: garnish with chopped parsley, add capsicum to salads, stir greens through stews just before serving and enjoy plenty of fresh fruit.
4. Consider quantities
Naturally, a glass of orange juice is more beneficial than a squeeze of lemon juice- go for big servings of Vitamin dense food and double the greens and garnishes suggested in recipes.