During this time we are supposed to stay at home, but that is almost impossible considering we have to constantly restock on supplies. There are people who still have to go to work as well. Now, there are ways to prevent yourself from getting sick, like washing hands, wearing masks, and keeping yourself distant from others, but there is also another way that is not talked about as much. Eating foods with good sources of vitamin D and C is known to help boost your immune system. Strengthening your immune system helps you have a smaller chance of getting sick. So, for those who have to go to work or just want to not get sick, here is a list of vegan vitamin D and C sources.
Good Vitamin D Sources
Sunlight is not necessarily a “vegan source” of vitamin D, but it is a good way to get vitamin D. Sitting in the sun for 15-30 minutes everyday is the best way to receive the vitamin D from the sun.
Enriched soy and almond milk
Enriched soy and almond milk are also a good way to get vitamin D. You can add milk to your bowl of oatmeal or cereal, and your smoothie. You can also drink it plain, which is actually really gross, so I wouldn’t recommend it. Also, make sure that it is enriched almond/soy milk because the vitamin D does not occur naturally; it’s added.
Good vitamin C Sources
Citrus fruits are good sources of vitamin C. You can add citrus fruits to fruit salads and smoothies. You can also drink the juices of them to clear out your sinuses. I recommend drinking lemon water to help clean out your sinuses.
Broccoli is another good source of vitamin C. Broccoli can be added in stir fry, salads, or soups. You can also eat it by itself, with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Strawberries are also a good source of vitamin C. Strawberries can also be added in fruit salads and smoothies. They can also be added in granola, cereal, and oatmeal. Strawberries are also pretty good on their own. They are also easy to grow, if you have any garden space.
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