We all need our share of vitamins and nutrients each day to stay healthy. The good news is that Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit are naturally high in Vitamin C which contributes to normal immune system function – just 1 provides 100% of your daily Vitamin C needs.
IS VITAMIN C GOOD FOR THE FLU AND COMMON COLD?
The common cold is the single most frequent infection in humans. While the cure for the common cold still eludes us, it goes without saying that getting a healthy serve of vitamin C every day supports healthy immune function.
VITAMIN C AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The immune system is the body’s natural defence mechanism against infections and pesky invaders. While vitamin C is needed for the immune system, the human body doesn’t store it. That means that you have to consume it regularly.
Vitamin C’s contribution to normal energy metabolism also helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
HOW MUCH VITAMIN C DO I NEED?
Everyone’s needs are as unique as they are. The daily Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for Vitamin C in Australia is 40 mg (or 30 mg for infants and children aged 1-3).
Getting your RDI of vitamin C is easy with Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit as 100g contains 152 mg of this essential vitamin! Meaning, just 1 Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit will provide 100% of your body’s daily Vitamin C needs.
ZESPRI KIWIFRUIT: SIMPLE WAYS TO GET VITAMIN C FOR THE FLU
There’s no easier way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit than to simply cut and scoop your kiwifruit (or eat it whole after washing and removing the fruit sticker). But in our blog, SunGold™ Kiwifruit Recipe Ideas From Sunrise to Sunset, we give plenty of other quick and easy recipes for incorporating Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit in any meal.
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