Important food you need to consume during this locked down period.

Coronavirus threatens our immune system. It is important we supply our immune system with enough Vitamin C to fight germs and diseases.

Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, plays many important roles in the body. In particular, it is key to the immune system, helping prevent infections and fight disease. Since our body is unable to store Vitamin C, it is important we eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C. Some people may wonder what will happen if we eat them in excess. There will be no problem as the excess Vitamin dissolves with water and goes out as urine.

In this article I will discuss 3 foods very rich in vitamins.

As most of us know, the major source of Vitamin C is vegetables and fruits. While some contains minute amount of Vitamins, some contains considerable amount of it.

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes is not only rich in Vitamin C but also Vitamin K, folate, potassium etc. Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. It contains 95 percent water which keeps the body hydrated and 5 percent carbohydrate and fibre which aids in digestion.

2. Guavas

Guavas are very rich in Vitamin C and dietary fibres but have moderate level of folic acid. Guavas also contains antioxidants. Their health benefits include ;

Reduction in blood sugar levels.

Help in boosting heart health.

Help relieve pain symptoms of menstruation.

Benefits the digestive system.

Anticancer effects.

Help boost the immune system and beneficial to the skin.

3. Oranges

Oranges as we know is one of the world’s most popular fruit. Oranges are a healthy source of fiber, vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and antioxidants. Orange compose mainly of water which hydrates the body and carbs which reduces appetite and consequently weight loss.

The sweet taste of orange is caused by fructose, glucose and sucrose and are the dominant form of the carbs in oranges. They are rich in dietary fibre which is associated with many beneficial health effects, including weight loss, cholesterol, improved digestive health, kidney stone prevention and anaemia prevention

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