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I have been reading a lot lately about Vitamin C and how it helps with the symptoms of Covid-19. Why is vitamin C usually recommended for colds, flu, and now Covid-19.
The reason is, is that Vitamin C plays a vital role in helping us boost our immune system!
Vitamin C is also a very important nutritional antioxidant. There have been numerous clinical tests and experimental test to conclude that Vitamin C is the real thing!
It is beneficial for reducing cancer rates, boosting immunity, protecting against pollution, including cigarette smoke, enhancing wound repair, boosting our white blood cell function and activity. When we become infected with a cold or flu or Covid-19 for that matter, our white blood cells become depleted. Vitamin C helps replenish these cell. It gives us more fighting power against diseases.
During the pandemic, I have been taking the chewable version of Vitamin C. But there are many other ways to get your Vitamin C. Most people think immediately about eating an orange, don’t get me wrong, this is a really good choice, but here are some other ideas:
1-Red Peppers tops the list! It[s full of Vitamin C, 174mg’s in 1-cup of raw red peppers, and only 35 calories.
2-Oranges, as compared to the red peppers contain 70mg in 1 medium orange and only 62 calories.
3-Strawberries also top the list, with 82 mg’s of C per 1-cup and 43 calories.
4-Broccoli is another top dog when it comes to Vitamin C, it has 124 mg’s of C and 44 calories per cup.
Some other choices are Tomatoes, Guava, Kiwi, Snow Peas, Papaya, but these tend to be higher in calories. really, it doesn’t matter how you get Vitamin C, just start taking it to support your immune system. Its been proven to do all of the things that I have listed above.
These are all delicious foods that can be eaten everyday, and very low in calories. That what i call “getting a bang for your buck”!
Vitamin C, B-1,(Thiamine) B-12, B-6, B-1, B-2, B-5, B-7 (Biotin), and B-9 are all water soluble vitamin, which means that it is not stored in the body. The excess vitamins are released through our urine. There is no need to monitor the consumption of these vitamins. All vitamins except for Vitamin A, D, E, and K are considered fat-soluble vitamins. These vitamins are stored in your liver and fatty tissue, and can they can become toxic to us if we take to much. Read all labels for vitamins for proper dosages.
My suggestions for getting enough Vitamin C, is to get them through foods that are rich in vitamin C. It’s not hard to do.
1- Make smoothies with almond milk, strawberries, and blueberries. There are many smoothie recipes out there. Get creative with your choices and eat them up!
2-Lunch it up with a salad, of baby spinach, broccoli florets, tomatoes, red, yellow or orange peppers, red onions, sliced strawberries, and top with goat cheese and a balsamic vinegar! This salad is loaded with Vitamin C!
3-Dinner with a bowl of Tomato Soup, and a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich.
Tomato Soup Recipe:
3T olive oil
3 C yellow onion (2 onions)
1 T minced garlic (3 Cloves)
4 C Chicken Stock
1-28 oz can of San Marzano crushed tomatoes
1/2 C of Orzo
1/4 C of Heavy Cream
1-large pinch of Saffron Threads
Pepper and Kosher Salt to your taste.
In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Then add the onions and cook until transulsent . about 15 minutes stirring. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stirr in the chicken stock, tomatoes, saffron, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer for 15 min.
In another pot, fill with water and add 2 teaspooons of salt and bring to a boil. Add the orzo and cook for 7 minutes. Do not cook to the complete minutes advised on the packaging. Drain the orzo and add to the soup. Stir in the cream, and return the soup to a simmer and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently.
Vitamin C is s a very safe way to boost your immunity against the flu, Covid-19, and the common cold.
…..remember to make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are…Rebecca