WINTER AND VITAMIN C Rich Fruits

WINTER AND VITAMIN C Rich Fruits

Why do we consume more CITRUS FRUITS in winter time?
These fruits contain more vitamin C which has many health benefits especially in winter time, what are these benefits?

*BENEFITS RELATED TO WINTER TIME:

1-Energy production. We all know that our energy expenditure is lower in winter as we move less than summer time (we stick home.. our visits, activities, playing all become less) so as a result less energy is burned and weight gain possibility is more in winter time .Taking vitamin C rich fruits will help to produce more energy and being burned as vitamin C is involved in many metabolic reactions.

2-Works against infections. This ability is only found in vitamin C and that’s why we always drink a cup of lemon juice when we are infected with flu or catch a cold as lemon is one of rich sources of this vitamin.

3-Formation of collagen…you may ask what does this deal with winter time? The answer is that the collagen is the main protein needed by our skin and we all suffer from skin irritation, dryness, redness and other problems due to the cold weather. Vitamin C helps to form more collagen that will protect our skin and also this collagen is known as natural anti-aging found in our bodies…(COLLAGEN is also important for  growth and development of bones and teeth). 

4-Maintaining normal body temperature.

OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS :

-Anti oxidants. So it helps cleaning body from dangerous material and that’s why smokers are advised to take more vitamin C sources.

-Wound healing and tissues formation.

-Contributes in IRON absorption… so red blood cells  formation as iron is the main component of the blood cells and hemoglobin.

-A calming of Tensions…you always see that we offer lemon juice for someone in a state of stress.

Vitamin C rich sources are: lemon,orange(citrus fruits are the best choice). 
Other sources: tomatoes, strawberries, hot peppers, green peppers. Guava (it contains 4 times more vitamin C  than one orange).