Stay-Well Strategy #2: Unleash the Power of Peaches
According to USDA researchers, frozen peaches, which are processed at the peak of ripeness, are packed with 236 milligrams of vitamin C per cup (more than double the amount found in oranges). And researchers at the University of Arizona say keeping vitamin C levels high cuts the length of time people struggle with nasty viral infections by almost 25 percent. The connection? Vitamin C strengthens the delicate tissues lining the nose and throat, preventing viruses from penetrating, plus it boosts the ability of immune cells to engulf and destroy germs.