84 Hotham St, Preston VIC 3072

Office Hours: MON – FRI 09:00am – 5:00pm


Email: info@gihc.com.au


Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the health of the cardiovascular and immune systems. A well balanced and healthy diet usually provides enough vitamin C, however seniors are more prone to vitamin deficiency, so it’s important to look out for the signs of vitamin C deficiency.

Symptoms of lack of vitamin C are: hair loss, swelling, fatigue, depression, gingivitis, tissues defects, slow wound healing etc.

Vitamin C helps to boost the immune system, by increasing the white blood cell production, which protect the body against infection. High levels of vitamin C can reduce the severity of colds and flus. Studies have also found that high doses of Vitamin C can help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

Foods that are high in vitamin C include: oranges, kiwis, plums, passionfruit, grapes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, strawberries, bananas.

Sometimes it is necessary to consume Vitamin C tablets to ensure you get enough Vitamin C, which are commonly found in pharmacies across Australia.

Gratitude In-Home Care offer a personalised service for food shopping and meal preparation, with experienced carers to help prepare meals that are tasty and nutritious.
Meal and shopping services include:

Grocery shopping, food preparation and/or cooking

Transport to and from the shops

Meal delivery

Food subscription services

Cooking programs

Diet, nutrition, food storage and food safety

Special dietary requirements for health, religious, cultural and other reasons