Vitamin C: Flu Symptom Fighter + Beauty Booster

Ah, good old vitamin C. Our flu-symptom-fighting BFF during these Winter months. If you have been scoffing a few extra oranges this season, boy do I have good news for you! Not only does this legend of a vitamin help ward of nasty sniffles, but it will have your hair, skin and nails looking and feeling amazing, too! Let me tell you why…


Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen (1), which is the power protein that holds all our cells together like glue (2). Plus collagen is the protein that contributes to the healthy looking skin, shiny hair and strong nails!


So, if you’re looking to up your intake of Vitamin C, then here is a list of fruits and veg that pack more Vitamin C than oranges (3):

  • Kiwi fruit

  • Kale

  • Strawberries

  • Broccoli

  • Capsicum

  • Pineapple 

So, do your body a favour this winter and get munching on these nutritious and delicious foods. You will look and feel so much better for it!

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/

  2. https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/a20456639/collagen-supplements/

  3. https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20745689,00.html#kiwi-3

 

CREDITS

Florist: Buds&Bowers

Photographer: Kelly Geddes


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