What is the importance of Vitamin C?
Unlike some vitamins, Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential vitamin, which means that the body cannot produce it. One thing to keep in mind is that vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so you must incorporate it into your diet daily. As a result, we must get enough of this vitamin through our diet.
How much Vitamin C do we require?
The RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) for Vitamin C for adults is 40mg per day, 50mg for pregnant women, and 25-35mg for children.
Why is it important to eat vitamin C-rich foods during the winter?
Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant that is required for tissue growth, repair, and development. It aids in many bodily functions, including immune system strengthening, iron absorption, collagen formation, wound healing, and cartilage, bone, and tooth health.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that is known to protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules, promote the production of white blood cells, which can help fight infections, and to protect against free radical damage.
Colds and vitamin C
What does science say about vitamin C as a natural cure for the common cold? The study discovered that taking at least 200 mg of vitamin C daily did not affect the likelihood of getting a cold. This means that, while vitamin C is unlikely to prevent a cold, it may help you recover faster. However, to be successful with your cold, you must take vitamin C every day.
Here is the Journal of Vitamin C in the Prevention and Treatment of the Common Cold
Vitamin C-Rich Foods Include:
12 cups red peppers – 95 mcg
90 milligrammes in 1 cup papaya
85 milligrammes per cup of strawberries
70 milligrammes from 1 medium kiwi
70 milligrammes from 1 medium orange
50 milligrammes are found in 12 cups of broccoli
Cauliflower contains 40 milligrammes per cup
30 milligrammes for each lemon
20 milligrammes – 1 medium tomato
Here are some recipes for extra vitamin C during the winter to help you meet your daily vitamin C requirements.
Related: Immunity Wellness Shot
Vitamin C Diet Chart
Monday: 1/2 cup red pepper sticks with hummus dip
Tuesday: 1/2 cup berries with Greek yoghurt
Wednesday: 1.5 lemons in detox water jar/ 1.5 lemon dressing on a veggie salad
Thursday: 1/2 cup steamed broccoli in salad/Broccoli Parmesan pasta
Friday: Cauliflower crust pizza/Cauliflower soup made with 1 cup of cauliflower florets
Saturday: 1 medium kiwi with Greek yoghurt
Sunday: 1 cup papaya with Greek yoghurt / Blackened salmon with papaya
We hope this helps you become stronger, fitter, and healthier on the inside, and that you no longer fear winter! If you have any questions about our holistic health food, please contact us.