TAG: Vitamin C

Raw Is For Vitamin C

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Although there are vitamin supplements available, it’s always best to get nutrients from whole foods whenever possible because vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients work together synergistically to create their health-promoting effects. The findings of various studies suggest that vitamin C reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, gout, and possibly other medical problems. Some studies have shown beneficial effects purely from supplementation, but others have found health benefits only in those who eat whole foods rich in vitamin C. When people think of vitamin C-rich foods, they tend to picture oranges and perhaps other citrus fruits, but there… read more

DIY Facial Serum

DIY Facial Serum

Serums can be a moisture drink for most adult skin types but often come with a long ingredient list and a high price tag. With only a few additives you can formulate a personalized serum that will fit your face and wallet. Lightly massaging on serum moisturizers allow active ingredients to soak into the skin’s layers. Use only organic supplies that are safe to use on the skin as food grade ingredients are not regulated in the same way and may have different additives or filtering processes, making them unsuitable for skincare. Skin is normally more tolerant of natural ingredients,… read more

Strawberries – So Healthy

Healthy strawberries

The beautiful strawberry. So pretty to look at and so healthy too! Eating one cup of strawberries contains only 43 calories! They also curb overeating. Strawberries contain a lot of Vitamin C, so fantastic to ward off common colds and flu. They contain a lot of fibre to help keep you regular and lower blood pressure. Packed with phenols which have anti-oxidant properties. The phenols have anti-inflammatory agents also. Strawberries modify our blood cholesterol profile, where cholesterol is absorbed in the intestines before it can be processed by the liver. Is said to fight cancer because of the combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents…. read more

Anti-inflammatory foods

Blueberries are a great anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory eating has many health benefits that could see us live healthier, longer lives. If we incorporate lots of plant foods and moderate portions of animal foods into our diet, we would see a much healthier population. Below are ten foods that are high in anti-inflammatory properties which have anti-aging benefits also. 1. Blueberry A rich source of anti-oxidants, blueberries are high in phytochemicals which can help prevent some diseases and reduce inflammation. 2. Green Tea Green tea has many polyphenols that have potent antioxidant properties which are said to be greater than vitamin C. The flavonoids in green tea… read more