Feeling under the weather? Try these immunity-boosting foods!

Summer is right around the corner and catching a cold could be the last thing you want to happen. Plans to enjoy outside activities like hiking, surfing, running, or simply taking a stroll by the beach can really come to a halt if you’re not taking care of yourself. Luckily, being able to get your daily recommended amount of vitamin C can be quite easy…and tasty! Try incorporating these delicious foods into you diet – whether it’s adding them into a smoothie, pairing them with a handful of nuts for a complete snack, or tossing them into your salad for a flavorful bite.


This fruit can come to a surprise simply because it’s not a common fruit eaten on a daily basis. However, guavas are number one on the list of foods highest in vitamin C! This exotic fruit with a sweet and tangy flavor is loaded with 378 mg of vitamin C per cup. To put this into perspective, this is 628% of your daily value! Guavas, in addition to being a great way to boost your immune system, they are a rich source of dietary fiber. Similar to raspberries, guavas contain 9 grams of dietary fiber per cup.


Thankfully with kiwi, this fruit is in season 8 out of the 12 months of the year. With prime availability from October to May, kiwis are often available at grocery stores all year around. This sweet on the inside but rough on the outside fruit is a great way to boost your vitamin C. In 1 single medium kiwi, there is 70.5 mg of vitamin C, which is 117% of your daily value. Although this fruit can be slightly tedious to eat, the benefits are well worth the peeling.

Bell peppers

This vegetable is a great way to incorporate a bite of freshness and color into your meals. Enjoying this vegetable raw or cooked, you’ll be sure to be doing your immune system a favor. Additionally, bell peppers are available to a variety of colors that are sure to supply you with different vitamins and nutrients. Next time you need a quick midday snack, a handful of sliced bell peppers with hummus is a great way to optimize your energy,


We of course had to include oranges to the list! When we think of a fruit with vitamin C, we often immediately think of this fruit or citrus in general. That’s because in one medium orange, you get well over your daily-recommended intake. Oranges are a sweet and refreshing fruit that is ideal to slice up and enjoy on a warm day by the beach.


This is another great fruit to add to your list. Strawberries are loaded nutrients that can have you feeling much better and energized. In one serving, which is about 5-6 strawberries, you get 100% of your recommended vitamin C intake for the day. Strawberries are also a delicious fruit that are slightly lower in carbohydrates than other fruits. Slice a few in your salad or spruce up your oatmeal with them.

Discover your metabolic type

Click the button below to take the quiz and
immediately to find out what your metabolic type is.
Take the quiz now