By: Jillian Pancio, Student Nutritionist
College living can be tough. Oftentimes you're in a building with strangers and live on top of your roommates. Although this experience can be fun, it can also be an easy way to spread germs. A good tip to get better faster and back to studying is to incorporate Vitamin C into your diet! Vitamin C has been seen to reduce the length of cold symptoms by a day and a half. It is an essential vitamin for the growth and repair of tissue in the body. Many people think of Vitamin C and think of oranges and orange juice. However, the list of Vitamin C abundant foods extends well beyond this. The following items including, citrus fruits, potatoes, strawberries, brussel sprouts and red bell peppers are some of the other foods with great sources of Vitamin C.
Your diet can help you get better faster and give the body the nutrients it needs to fight off this season's flu!
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