February 22, 2012 by Folly Bloom
Right this Mummy has had enough of poorly Winter cold bugs and is quietly stomping her foot and having a hand on hips moment.
We seem to have had weeks of colds going in circles round our family and I have nursed them all. Not with much patience I admit because its ‘just a cold’. Well that was until I got struck down with it. I seemed to get the unique type of cold/flu due to me being bed ridden and feeling like a tractor had rolled over me.
I don’t ‘do’ poorly as life is too busy in this house and unless you have a limb hanging off a paracetamol will sort you out.
Well now I feel for myself and our poorly cherubs. x
I have used this to our advantage and refreshed my old school brain with having a good think about our Vitamin C intake as a family. The action’s are simple yet I feel we could all do with lots more of the stuff.
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It has several important functions.
It helps protect cells and keeps them healthy.
Necessary for the maintenance of healthy connective tissue.
We do not produce or store Vitamin C, we need to supply Vitamin C through our diet.
A lack of vitamin C can lead to scurvy! ewwww
Here goes then…… a refresher of the
TOP TEN VITAMIN C BEAUTIES
Red and Green Hot Chili Peppers
Fresh Herbs (Thyme and Parsley)
Dark Leafy Greens (Kale, Mustard Greens, Garden Cress)
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts
Oranges and Clementines
Well it all sounds quite scrummy and I would say that most families who care about their loved ones probably eat a big chunk of lovely fresh products like this. We already do and the lovely fruit is price dependent and seasonal but when they are reduced we should grab them and eat them like sweeties!!
Getting the chili peppers in the kids diet might prove tricky though.
So hope you all finish with any Winter bugs and stomp into Spring soon! x