Boosting up immunity is a must for good health. But of late it has become much more importance in the backdrop of the Covid 19 pandemic crisis. Vitamin C is a vital component for boosting immunity. Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has shared a list of Vitamin C rich foods, on social media, that one must consume daily to boost immunity. Vitamin C is a powerful anti oxidant and is immensely beneficial for the nervous system and the immune system as well as skin.
Orange provides different kinds of vitamins and nutrients. 100 grams of Oranges contains 53.2 mg of Vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties. The essential nutrient helps boost the immune system and protects the cells from damage caused by free radicals. Oranges also contain Vitamin D, a nutrient that regulates the immune response system.
A medium-sized papaya contains double the amount of the daily recommended vitamin C. It also contains a digestive enzyme called papain having anti-inflammatory effects. Papaya also contains good amounts of potassium, magnesium, and folate, that are beneficial for skin, immunity and overall health.
Capsicum has an equal amount of Vitamin C as compared to any citric fruit. It is rich in Vitamin C and beta carotene, which boost the body’s natural defence system, improve skin quality and keep the eyes healthy.
One guava provides double the amount of Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for vitamin C. It also contains high amounts of potassium, calcium and iron. The antimicrobial properties can help kill harmful bacteria and viruses.
Lemon is very rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants that can fight foreign pathogens and strengthen the immune system. It contains a large amount of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, copper, and manganese.