Immunity has been the buzzword since last year. When it comes to fighting any infection, taking precautions and following basic hygienic practices help. Washing your hands, keeping your surroundings clean, and following a proper sanitization routine are a few things that can keep you safe. But other things should also be on your to-do list. I am sharing how to make Vitamin C a part of your regime to boost immunity.
Things I do to boost my immunity and stay healthy– sharing my 3 main mantras:
- Eat healthily – Do you know that a healthy gut means better immunity? So, it’s important to keep your gut happy and healthy to support your immunity. A wholesome meal including food from different food groups is the best as this helps you to include micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in your diet. Certain micronutrients like Vitamin C lead to a healthy immune system that aids in fighting against infections. So don’t forget to include food that is rich in Vitamin C.
- Stay active – At least 20 minutes of any form of exercise every day is beneficial for one’s health. I practice yoga and go for a walk every day to stay healthy.
- Get enough sleep – Sleep is the most underrated thing when it comes to staying healthy and boosting immunity. I make sure to not only take 7-8 hours of sleep every day but also follow the same timings if possible.
Being a dietician, eating healthily is something that I regularly advocate through my blog. Today, I would like to focus more on Vitamin C, and how you can add it to your diet.
Benefits of Vitamin C
We know that Vitamin C assists in boosting our immunity. But, do you know how it assists in this? Vitamin C not only helps in the growth and function of immune cells but also helps in antibody production. Other than this, it is an antioxidant that helps in the growth and repair of tissues. It can help you to keep your skin young.
How to get your dose of Vitamin C naturally?
One way is to always keep fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables handy. Fruits work well as a quick snack. My favorites are guava, and amla or Indian Gooseberry. In the winter, I always keep a stock of amla at home and prepare different recipes like pickles and chutneys.
As for vegetables, make sure to add a bowl of salad that includes green and red bell peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers with a dash of lemon in your meals.
These are some of the ways to make Vitamin C a part of your immunity-boosting regime.
What more can be done?
Vitamin C is neither synthesized nor stored in the body and hence needs to be taken every day for it to work. As it’s not always easy and practical to get sufficient Vitamin C from your diet, extra supplementation might be recommended by your physician to make up for any deficit.
When I consulted with my doctor as to how I could augment my diet to ensure I would get sufficient Vitamin C, he recommended that I take Limcee Vitamin C Chewable Tablets 500mg and since then when it comes to my immunity, I #BoostImmunityWithLimcee.
But before starting any multi-vitamin or medications do check in with your doctor who will be able to guide you on what is best suited for your body.
I am sure now you know why Vitamin C is important for you and the ways to make it a part of your immunity-boosting regime. So, go ahead and make this wonderful vitamin a part of your diet.
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October 23, 2021 at 9:02 am
October 25, 2021 at 2:22 pm
Vitamin C is absolutely essential in our diets especially in view of the current situation of the world. Thank you for sharing these sound tips.
October 25, 2021 at 4:08 pm
Very interesting article. I am slowly switching to consuming a lot of fresh juices and keep the skin young and healthy. LimCee would be an added supplement that can fix any deficient intake in Vit C
October 25, 2021 at 4:52 pm
Like you mentioned, immunity has been the buzzword and we learnt the importance of Vitamin C to build immunity this year. I will follow your recommendations. Sometimes I over do exercising and then miss couple of days so I am going to plan moderate 20 minutes daily exercise everyday with active rest days now moving forward.
October 25, 2021 at 5:04 pm
Staying Active helps a lot. Some form of physical activity with good doest goes a long way.
October 25, 2021 at 6:38 pm
Absolutely well said, Vatamin C is so very important in the present scenario. Limcee has been reccomended by my doctor too, and I enjoy taking this chewable tablet everyday.
October 25, 2021 at 6:45 pm
Totally agree with your tips Deepa and thanks a lot for this gentle reminder, sometimes basic things need a reminder too. Vitamin C indeed is v vital for our health.
October 25, 2021 at 10:09 pm
I insist that me and my family eat healthy and get the required micronutrients daily. An active lifestyle paired with good nutrition ensures immunity.
October 26, 2021 at 8:23 am
We have learnt the importance of Vitamin C in the hardest way possible. I make sure that I have Vitamin C rich fruits and Limcee is a part of my life since 2005
October 26, 2021 at 10:32 am
Vitamin C is neither synthesized nor stored in the body. This is not something I was aware off. Even I am taking Vitamin C supplements too. Its totally tasty and healthy
October 26, 2021 at 10:36 am
Ever since I’ve been working out and maintaining a steady diet, Vitamin C has been instrumental. I follow all your mantras and also have those chewable tablets.
October 26, 2021 at 3:14 pm
very nice informative post and and we always make it a point to not to miss our regular dose of Vitamin C
October 26, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Thanks for sharing ways to include vitamin C in my diet. I have low immunity so surely going to help.
October 26, 2021 at 5:07 pm
I have read amla is a good source of Vitamin C. Could u share some recipe. And just like you, I also keep a stock of Limcee at home:)
October 29, 2021 at 12:10 pm
Loved the tips! I am so glad I came across your post. Very informative! Vitamin C is a vital building block for my family’s overall health. We regularly consume it to boost immunity.