It’s that time of the year again. It’s getting colder by the day and the days are getting shorter. Grocerie stores are starting to sell typical winter foods but what are the essential vitamins that most of us lack during winter season? And what foods do you need to eat to keep your vitamin levels up.
First al all there is vitamin C. This is a quite obvious one and lots of people start taking C-supplements as soon as winter kicks in. Even though vitamin C does not prevent you from getting the flue or a cold, it can at least help reduce the length and severity. It’s quite easy to get your daily dose of vitamin C as long as you eat enough fruits and veggies. Citrus fruits, strawberry’s, kiwi’s and cranberries carry lots of it. Next to that green vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and beans are also loaded with vitamin C.
But wait, there is more to look after.
What it does: vitamin A helps you body repair growth-tissue. It helps strengthening the immune system. It also helps you maintain good eye sight and its keeps you hair sparkly and skin glowing.
Main food source: milk, fatty fish like tuna and sardines, egg yolks, mango and apricots.