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Vitamin C and Zinc: Your Family's Antioxidant Combo

Vitamin C and Zinc both play an essential role in your family's immune health as they provide antioxidants that support our bodies.

Antioxidants fight off all the harmful effects of free radicals, which damage the cells in our bodies. Unfortunately, no one can avoid free radicals - they come from our homes, public environments, toxins, pollution, bad eating habits, infections, and more. We can only ensure we get enough of the essential nutrients we need, like Vitamin C and Zinc, to fight them off.

Remember, while Vitamin C and Zinc are the perfect balance to protect your loved ones' immune systems, it's equally vital that you bring balance to your family's lifestyle. So eat a balanced diet, make time for exercise, and pay attention to your moods and mental health.

What is Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can't produce it. Still, it is linked to many health benefits like boosting your blood antioxidant levels, reducing the risk of heart disease, improving iron absorption, and strengthening your skin's defence system.

Vit-C rich foods include a variety of fruits and vegetables, including oranges, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach.

What is Zinc?

Zinc is also a helper nutrient (cofactor) because it helps the body produce antioxidants that are the primary function of fighting off free radicals. Therefore, our bodies must have enough Zinc to help make these antioxidants.

Good food sources Zinc are meats like beef, chicken, pork, nuts, and legumes.


Please note that the foods and supplements listed above may boost your immune health, but they don't protect you specifically against COVID-19.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this communication is not to be construed as medical advice. Consult a professional on any medical or psychological concerns. The articles and blogs are posted only as opinions or ideas and are general. The administrator takes no responsibility for any action or outcome a reader may make due to reading a post.


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