4 community resources 2018 Give your health a boost with seasonal fruit Eating fresh fruit is a natural, easy way to boost wellness during winter, says 5+ A Day. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help to ward off sniffles and sneezes during the coldest months. Seasonal fruit, such as mandarins, oranges and lemons, taste great as well as being good sources of vitamins and minerals to help the immune system do its job well. Here are some quick tips on how seasonal produce can aid in boosting immunity, while adding a burst of colour to winter meals. mandarins Two mandarins provide you with 180 per cent of your daily vitamin C requirements. Lemons A good source of vitamin C, this tangy fruit has many uses in the kitchen. From baking to perking up salads and marinades, the zesty taste of lemon quickly brightens up winter dishes. Kiwifruit Kiwifruit is a nutrient-rich fruit, thanks to its high-fibre content, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. As well as being a good source of vitamin C, green kiwifruit contains an enzyme that aids digestive comfort, while gold kiwifruit helps the body to absorb iron from food. tamariLLos Originally from South America, tamarillos arrived in New Zealand in the 1890s. Low in fat and calories, they are a good source of vitamin C, which is essential for the growth and repair of our skin, teeth and blood vessels. oranges Juicy, thirst-quenching oranges are a winter favourite in many households. They have many health benefits, including being a good source of vitamin C. The juice, zest and fruit can be used in sweet and savoury dishes.
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