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:

  1. Eat healthily – Do you know that a healthy gut means better immunity?[1] 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.[2] So don’t forget to include food that is rich in Vitamin C.
  2. Stay active – At least 20 minutes of any form of exercise every day is beneficial for one’s health.[3] I practice yoga and go for a walk every day to stay healthy.
  3. Get enough sleep – Sleep is the most underrated thing when it comes to staying healthy and boosting immunity.[4] 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[5]. 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.[6] 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.[7]

 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.[8] 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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[1] https://www.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/things-your-gut-wants-you-to-know#:~:text=The%20human%20gut%20is%20more,some%20cancers%20and%20autoimmune%20diseases.

[2] https://health.clevelandclinic.org/eat-these-foods-to-boost-your-immune-system/

[3] https://www.medicinenet.com/is_working_out_20_minutes_a_day_enough/article.htm

[4] https://www.sleepfoundation.org/physical-health/how-sleep-affects-immunity

[5] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits#:~:text=One%20of%20the%20main%20reasons,body%20against%20infection%20(%2021%20).

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707683/

[7] https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c#1

[8] https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm