Michelle Jooste, dietitian at Vital Health Foods, says that Vitamin C is one of the best preventative measures to support your immune system during the winter months. . Research shows that supplementing with 1000mg of Vitamin C assists in reducing the duration and severity of flu symptoms.“ Food sources like oranges, guavas, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin C. However, to consume 1000mg of vitamin C, you would have to eat at least 14 oranges,” explains Jooste.
Vital Health Foods is encouraging South Africans to not let the flu stop them from living an active lifestyle outdoors this winter. “Ensure that your family is protected this winter by increasing your vitamin intake. ,” says Jooste.
Here are a few ways you can protect your family this winter:
• The Vital Maxi C 1000mg and Vitamin C Chewables boosts your Vitamin C intake and goes a long way in strengthening the immune system. They are perfect for the whole family and kids will love the orange and cherry chewable flavours.
• Vital Gold is the ultimate A-Z supplement to combat stress and fatigue. It contains B vitamins to improve energy, Ginseng to increase mental and physical performance as well as Zinc and Iron to support the cognitive function.