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Get plenty of it this winter.
Found in leafy green vegetables and citrus fruits, this water soluble B-vitamin is especially good for pregnant or breastfeeding women as it helps in new cell production and helps prevent anemia.
Stave off infections and viruses with this multifunction vitamin.
Found in fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach, vitamin A helps maintain good vision and bone growth as well as an overall strong immune system.
Dark, leafy greens and citrus fruits are good sources of fiber, the indigestible part of plant foods. An adequate fiber intake can help prevent obesity and heart disease in addition to maintaining regularity.
Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. It is found in citrus fruits.