4 vitamin C snacks to enjoy in the sunshine
Holidays – we look forward to them all year and then they go past in a flash! If you want to make the most of the sunny days this year, you’ll need an energy boost to keep vitality levels at a maximum. Nothing beats delicious on-the-go kiwifruit snacks? With 161,3mg of vitamin C per 100g, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit are a super-concentrated source.1 Take a look at our four recipes, packed full of vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that reduces tiredness and fatigue2.
Vitamin C helps your body produce collagen, the building blocks of skin
Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant
Exposing the skin to the sun can increase levels of ‘free radicals’ – substances that can harm healthy skin cells and lead to premature ageing.
As well as helping you keep cool, this tangy refreshing treat has a full day’s worth of vitamin C. With far less sugar than a store bought lolly, they’re a great choice for the whole family.
Who doesn’t love a picnic? With a little preparation, you can get creative, make it healthy and keep the costs down. Ideal when eating out as a family. These sophisticated snacks can be made in advance and packed in a food cooler. Light, colourful and satisfying, they make a wonderful addition to al fresco eating.
The key to a carefree summer is flexibility. There’s nothing worse than securing your perfect spot on the beach and discovering that the nearest shop is miles down the road – or worse yet, closed! That’s why it is a good idea to have some healthy snacks to hand. This delicious dip has a Mediterranean feel that will remind you of summers abroad, even if you’re eating in your own back garden.
Radicchio leaves filled with cottage cheese, kiwifruit, lime juice and ciboullete (some drops of agave syrup)
Summer snacking is all about making the most of fresh, flavoursome foods. These easy-to-make, crunchy salad parcels offer an explosion of flavour in every bite – a far healthier alternative to packaged salty snacks. With so much vitamin C you’ll have plenty of energy until that next meal!
- USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (2015). Available from: www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl
- National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C. Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
- Linus Pauling Institute. Vitamin C and Skin Health. Available from: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-C (accessed 8 December 2016)