Squeeze in Citrus
Though the jury is still out on whether vitamin C helps prevent or shorten the common cold, it’s still thought to be an important antioxidant that supports better immune function. And studies have clearly shown that higher intakes of vitamin C can reduce the risk of developing more serious complications from cold viruses.
Citrus fruits aren’t the only way to get vitamin C, but they’re an easy and delicious source of the nutrient and happen to be at peak ripeness during winter months. So instead of popping vitamin supplements, work some extra citrus fruits into your diet.
Oranges make great snacks and are great squeezed in water, lemons and limes are a great base for dressings, and grapefruit shines in simple salads.