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Preventing illness through diet has been a popular topic throughout flu season, but the COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the relevance of boosting immunity. Fruits and vegetables have long been regarded as a way to stay healthy and a natural source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
A benefit of eating fruits and vegetables, instead of taking supplements, is that it’s much more difficult to eat a quantity of produce large enough to cause an overdose. Fiber is another added benefit.
According to heathline.com, here are five fruits and vegetables
to add to your diet today:
Carrots:These orange power vegetables are an excellent source of vitamin A. Carrots roasted on a baking sheet with olive oil, chopped and added to a salad, or shredded, instead of cheese, for tacos are all less obvious ways to enjoy this crunchy vegetable.
Spinach: Add a handful to salads or soups as a terrific source of vitamins K and E. Simple changes like replacing lettuce leaves with more nutritious spinach leaves in sandwiches can make it more palatable for children.
Kiwi: Kiwis are also an ideal source of vitamin K. Their unusual text, color, and texture may be just what your kids need to want to give them a try.
Strawberries: California citrus is an excellent source of vitamin C. Strawberries are a surprising way to get the same vitamin in a different way. They can be a low-calorie dessert or an easy snack.
Besides vitamin C, papayas are also high in vitamin B, potassium, and folate. Anti-inflammatory effects have also been noted.