Kiwifruit: the ultimate choice for tired teens
If your teen is suffering from tiredness and irritability, you may put it down to lack of sleep or normal adolescent behaviour. But they could be suffering from a lack of vitamin C in their diet – an important antioxidant that helps reduce fatigue and improve energy levels.1
Fight fatigue with vitamin C
Vitamin C helps activate the body! Unfortunately, the body cannot make or store vitamin C, so it needs to be obtained through the diet on a daily basis by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. 1 Teens who skip meals, regularly snack on junk food, or replace healthy family meals with eating out may not get enough fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet – which means that they are likely to lack this important vitamin.
Zespri SunGold kiwifruit – bursting with vitamin C!
Luckily, it’s easy for your teen to get all the vitamin C they need for the day in just one go with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit. Just one Zespri SunGold kiwifruit contains more than three times the vitamin C of oranges!2
This high vitamin C content of kiwifruit has been shown to directly affect mood and mental energy. Some scientific studies have shown that eating kiwifruit daily decreases feelings of fatigue and increases physical and mental energy.3
What’s more, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit boast one of the highest nutritional value of all common fruits, as well as being a good source of fibre and antioxidants.2 So next time your teen reaches for a snack, hand them a Zespri SunGold kiwifruit – a deliciously juicy, sweet and refreshing fruit your teen will love to eat!
- National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C. Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/ (accessed 4 October 2016)
- USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (2015).
- Carr AC, Bozonet SM, Pullar JM, Vissers MC. Mood improvement in young adult males following supplementation of yellow kiwifruit, a high-vitamin C food. Journal of nutritional science 2013; 2:e24