Eat Vitamin C Rich Foods to Ward Off Colds and Flu
by M. G. Cliff
adult - and an adult actually needs more vitamin C than do children. Other smart
choices are broccoli and strawberries - and all dark green leafy vegetables.

The trend toward processed foods and limited fresh fruits and vegetables poses a
real threat to families across the U.S. - so make the switch to wholesome foods and
help your family stay healthy.

Other foods rich in Vitamin C include:

* Sweet red bell peppers
* Parsley
* Cauliflower
* Papaya
* Kiwi
* Cantaloupe
* Cabbage
* Tomatoes
* Raspberries
* Celery
* Spinach
* Pineapple
* Watermelon
* Cranberries

You might notice that many of these foods are ones that can and are eaten raw, and
that's good. Because vitamin C is water soluble, cooking can remove much of the
vitamin content. So instead of cooking that spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower, chop it
up and add it to your green salads!

Did you know...? Lack of Vitamin C can cause a condition known as scurvy - it used
to be a real threat to sailors who were at sea for months and deprived of fresh
foods. The condition, which causes muscle weakness and bleeding gums, could
render an entire crew useless. To avoid scurvy, British sailors began stocking their
holds with limes, and thus the British sailors became known as "Limeys."

Of course, there are more ways to prevent colds and flu than consuming Vitamin C.
Other foods can also be helpful in prevention. For instance, honey. A scientist in Spain
has now proved that honey contains a natural ingredient that kills influenza germs
and prevents or cures flu.

Don't forget about hand washing! Do it yourself, and teach your kids to do it
often. Take advantage of those wipes the grocery store offers to sterilize cart
handles, and carry some anti-bacterial wipes in your car so you can clean your hands
before you accidentally touch your nose or mouth.


About The Author

Marte Cliff is a freelance copywriter who enjoys writing for natural health companies.
She also publishes a natural health website and blog at
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and more. Readers are invited to add their comments, experiences, and natural
health advice on the blog posts.
If you're worried about the coming flu
season, now is the time to beef up
your body's prevention mechanism.
And of course, when it comes to
warding off colds and flu, thoughts
turn to Vitamin C. Start now to get
your family in the habit of eating
health-giving foods, rich in Vitamin C.
Just about everyone thinks first of
oranges  - and oranges are good, as
are all citrus fruits. But a couple of
other food choices are even better.

For instance, just one cup of green
pepper will give you 3 times the
amount of vitamin C needed for an
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