5 ways vitamin C will strengthen your immune system for the winter – India Today
Sick of the “occasional cold and cough”? Want to strengthen your immunity? We have a remedy at hand! Here are multiple benefits of vitamin C, which will help you get through the winter, flu and cold-free.
Most of your favourite foods and vegetables contain vitamin C. So, it is highly unlikely that you suffer from a vitamin C deficiency, except for smokers, who are at a higher risk of this vitamin’s deficiency, because smoking cigarettes lowers the amount of vitamin C in the body.
Signs of vitamin C deficiency include dry and splitting hair, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and bleeding gums, rough, dry, scaly skin, decreased wound-healing rate, easy bruising, nosebleeds and a weak immunity. A severe form of vitamin C deficiency is known as scurvy.
Wondering what food items are rich in vitamin C?
A wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables contain this vitamin, including citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, mango, papaya, cranberries, pineapple, and vegetables like broccoli, green and red peppers, beans, tomatoes, potatoes and cabbage.