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Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C

HealthDay News
by -- Diana Kohnle
Updated: Jan 9th 2017

(HealthDay News) -- To help give your immune system enough strength to protect you from the sniffles and sneezes, start with vitamin C-rich foods.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says:

  • Vitamin C helps the body repair and grow tissue.
  • Vitamin C helps the body absorb a type of iron.
  • Besides citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, strawberries and kiwis also are good sources of vitamin C.
  • Vegetables such as green and red bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes all contain vitamin C.
  • To reap the greatest benefit, enjoy these fruits and veggies soon after purchasing. Avoid long cooking times.