Vitamin C For a Strong Immune System | Nestle Pou Nou | ZA
June 9, 2021
With the arrival of winter and colder days, also come the symptoms of flu and constipation. You already know that the immune system protects against viruses, bacterial infections and other diseases. This means that the body can defend itself against foreign bodies and microorganisms.
However, for this to happen, your immune system needs to be strengthened to be able to resist more efficiently to infections. Vitamin C is a strong ally, but it's important that you know that vitamin C alone is not a miracle cure : it's not worth eating a lot of oranges throughout the day, thinking that you'll immediately avoid many health problems.
Having a balanced and varied diet, associated with the consumption of probiotics to regularize the intestinal flora, consuming adequate doses of vitamins such as C and D, as well as minerals such as selenium and zinc, can play an important role in strengthening immune defenses.*
Daily vitamin C intake depends on several factors, such as your age or gender. For an average adult the reference value is 80mg/day and to achieve these levels, just eat some foods containing this vitamin:
|Amount of vitamin C per 100g