4 Foods Rich in Vitamin C to Enjoy with Chef-Prepared Meals
Bridgewater Assisted Living believes in nurturing the mind, body, and spirit. One of the best ways to do that is through healthy, nutritious meals. For instance, it’s incredibly important to eat foods that are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects the immune system and can help our body fight off infections.
When you make your stay with us, you’ll receive three chef-prepared meals daily to fulfill your nutritional needs. But some of our apartments are also equipped with small kitchens if you want to prepare your own meals and snacks. If so, here are four foods rich in vitamin C to enjoy with our chef-prepared meals.
1. Citrus Fruits
A great way to start your day off with a healthy dose of Vitamin C is by eating citrus fruit or having a glass of orange juice. Cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, and berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries are all high in vitamin C.
Have some cantaloupe with your breakfast or a fruit bowl in the morning. You can even combine a few of your favorite fruits for a nutritious, tasty morning smoothie. A fruit smoothie pairs nicely with our chef-prepared breakfasts and is a simple way to incorporate vitamin C into your daily morning routine.
2. Dark, Leafy Greens
You were probably told to eat your veggies quite a bit when you were growing up. There’s a good reason for that. Leafy greens are another excellent source of vitamin C. Broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens are some of the vegetables that provide the most vitamin C. All pair well as a healthy side dish with our chef-prepared entrees.
Green and red peppers are another recommended source of vitamin C. Request them as a topping for an entrée salad or ask to have them grilled up as a side dish with dinner. Our Culinary Council always prepares healthy, delicious menus, but we also ask for your feedback and suggestions.
After all, we want you to eat healthy while also satisfying your cravings. Uncooked fruits and veggies are the best sources of vitamin C. But if you’re not a huge fan of raw peppers, for instance, our culinary team will incorporate them into a dish just the way you like them.
Sometimes you may crave something that’s just a little heartier than fruits and veggies. That’s okay. Healthy foods rich in vitamin C can be nutritious and savory too.
For example, white potatoes and sweet potatoes are rich sources of vitamin C that are also incredibly filling. A white potato stew with tomatoes, which are also high in vitamin C, is a hearty meal guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds.
We should all be more intentional with our minds, bodies, and spirits as we get older. Eating foods rich in vitamin C is a natural, easy way to do that. Our culinary team will incorporate healthy ingredients into your daily chef-prepared meals.
In the past, for example, our team has whipped up spinach eggs benedict for breakfast or a strawberry field entrée salad for lunch. So if you want to live in a community with like-minded people, a top-quality care team, and talented chefs who whip up healthy meals daily, give us a call. We look forward to helping you improve your overall health and wellness.