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* No one should tackle winter without a good dose of Vitamin C. It’s a potent antioxidant and a vital protector of cells. Vitamin C has mild antihistamine effects, so it strengthens immunity and helps to minimise the severity of colds. Find it in: dried strawberries mango, papaya, pineapple, hazel- and Brazil nuts.
* Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) helps with the production of immune cells to fight infection and also helps to transport oxygen to your body’s cells, just what you need to build up your immune system. Find it in: almonds, cashews and hazelnuts.
* Vitamin B6 performs over 100 valuable functions for the body. It is believed to play a vital role in disease prevention and treatment. Find it in: prunes, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, linseed, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts.
* Zinc helps your body to sustain a strong immune system to fight colds and flu. It increases the production of various immune cells involved in the body’s response to viruses. Find it in: Almonds, pecan nuts, cashew nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseed, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts.
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