This week I am sharing some of my favorite vital nutrients with you – ones that are truly essential for the human body to thrive, prevent cellular damage and the aging process, as well as even preventing disease.
Let’s talk first about Vitamin C-The Wonder Nutrient, my go to supplement if you have allergies, and excellent for healing mucous tissues and building collagen for structural health.
As an enzymatic co-factor, Vitamin C is involved in over 350 different biochemical pathways. It reduces inflammation and supports the adrenal and the immune function.
Foods high in Vitamin C include: bell pepper, kale, bok choy, parsley, strawberries, citrus, papaya, tomatoes, broccoli and more!
You might say, yay! I eat most of those foods! I do too but, I still supplement with a high quality vitamin C formula, and I am going to tell you why.
If I wanted to have 956 mg, not even 1 gram of vitamin C, I will need to eat the following: 1 medium Papaya, 1 medium orange, 1 cup of each of the following: bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and bok choy!
That is so much food in volume that I would definitely have a bad case of gas and bloating!
Personally, I take 2000 mg of Vit C per day, with or without food. I recommend powdered Vitamin C, because it is easy to swallow and great to manage dosages for children as well.
If you have a sore throat, sprinkle some on your tongue- swish and swallow, it will help eliminate the virus, fungi or bacteria that started that sore throat in a jiffy!
For more detailed information about the Essential Nutrients, click here to get my free Essential Nutrients 101: Quick Reference Guide.
And to get 15% off of your purchase of powdered Vitamin C, use the coupon code “15off” at my store here.