Vitamin C is an important part of a healthy diet.

During this winter season several of my friends and family have been victims to the dreaded cold, some not so serious and others wiped out for over a week. I'm a firm believer in keeping healthy through the use of vitamin C. Some studies claim taking a daily supplement of vitamin C doesn't prevent one from getting a cold, it just improves the changes of getting over the cold more quickly. I use vitamin C on a daily basis and am grateful for my ability to maintain my health, especially during the cold season.

I also strive to maintain my health through diet. For many years I was under the misconception vitamin C only came from citrus. But as I got older and wiser, I discovered my health could be balanced with other fruits including strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, cranberries and raspberries. Then I became REALLY wise when I learned vitamin C can also come from vegetables! Some of my favorites include bell peppers, red cabbabe, tomatoes, beets and lettuce.

Did you know how many awesome dishes can be prepared with those ingredients? Indulging in these vitamin C fruits and vegetables can be healthy and delicious!