Foods Rich in Vitamin C & Zinc

During this flu season it is good to eat foods high in vitamin c and zinc. These 2 vitamins help support our immune system. Also, making sure you are drinkning a lot of fluids can help find relief. The recommended amount of vitamin c per day for adult women is 75mg and 90mg for men. Have a glass of freshed squeezed orange juice, oranges have the highest source of vitamin C (130% of daily need). Other foods rich in vitamin c are red bell peppers (190% of daily need), strawberries, broccoli, and kiwi. The recommended amount of zinc per day for adults is 8mg for women and 11mg for men. Foods that are high in zinc include, cashews, baked beans, beef patties, and cooked oysters.

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Adebola Oyekoya, MD Adebola Oyekoya, MD, leads Guardian Physicians, located in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, as a family medicine physician. She offers the highest quality primary care in all areas, but she especially enjoys preventive care and treating chronic and acute conditions. Dr. Oyekoya earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of Lublin, a globally-ranked institution in Lublin, Poland. Afterward, she came to the United States, where she completed a residency in family medicine at John F. Kennedy Hospital in Edison, New Jersey. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She’s passionate about providing advanced, comprehensive care for adolescents and adults, including specialized geriatrics care. Dr. Oyekoya offers patient-focused services, personalized to fit every unique individual who walks through the door. She also makes sure to inform and educate her patients so that they understand their health and feel empowered to take an active role in their care.

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