I have been a very strict veggie for 20 years & with the exception of milk & cheese I would vegan.
I have never taken any form of supplements as I believe that if I am not getting from my daily diet I do not need it.
I far from the stereotypical veggie in build & complexion etc etc.
Always been healthy only had 10 days sickness in 14 years from work ,6 of which were spent in Hospital for a Operation.
But over the last 18 months I have constantly suffered with very bad colds.
Friends & work colleagues have noticed & comment daily.
As an example I had a cold between 22nd -28th Nov,then again 6th - 15 th December.
Then again on the 20th of December I actually came home from work with a cold it cleared up on the 24th,I then had Flu like symptoms on the 28th & finally felt better on the 3rd of January.
Here I am today I have woken up with a very sore throat & snotty nose again.
Best mate at work Say's I obviously lack vitamin C.
Given that I religiously have fresh Orange,Grapefruit & Lemon Juice every morning this can not be the case.
Typical days diet for me would be,
Fresh juice & Black coffee
Organic weetbix,1/2 pint of semi skimmed milk,sultanas.
Vegetable pasta ,wholemeal roll,apple & banana.
Either a home made low fat vegetable curry or chilli & Rice
Baked spud with salad/veg & something quorn.
Drink loads of water during a day
Run 3 times a week.
Bottle of wine & 10 pints of beer a week.
This has kept me health wise in fine form for 20 years.
I would love any suggestions/advice.
Should I consider going back to eating dead animals??
Don't really want to but I feed feel like carp.
I have allergy tests done once & I was not really allergic to anything in particular.
Help me health guru's please!