Everybody knows that vitamin C is good for you when you are having a flu. But did you know that it can also help to rejuvenate your skin, give you a nice boost of energy without making you tired after-wards, neutralize the ill effects of the stress and pollution and helps to give up smoking and coffee? It is also crucially important in healing wounds, infections and almost any other condition that you may have.
All this is possible thanks to the unique structure of vitamin C. Chemically it is a simple carbohydrate which contains an unusual, highly reactive combination of molecules. That makes vitamin C very active and it readily gives away or accepts electrons from it’s surroundings. We know, that the whole living process is nothing more than a flow of electrons. Therefore, having an abundance of vitamin C in your body makes everything flow with greater ease and efficiency. This amazing vitamin acts like an oil for the machinery of life!
Primates are practically the only animals who are not producing vitamin C in their own body. So for humans the only natural way to get this powerful healing substance is though food. And the best foods to get vitamin C are fresh fruits, veggies and greens, especially wild edibles like rose hips, cranberries and dandelion greens. But please remember that cooking destroys this crucially important vitamin, so let’s keep it raw.
Serious diseases and Vitamin C
In his book “The Healing Factor – Vitamin C Against Disease” Irwin Stone shows us how deficiency of vitamin C is related to many terrifying diseases, including cancer, heart disease, strokes, infections, mental illness, old age, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, hepatitis and others. Scientists discovered, that confronted with infection most animals produce not only antibodies but also large amounts of ascorbic acid in their liver. But because humans can’t do it they might be in danger if their diet does not include fresh raw produce, rich in vitamin C. Some progressively thinking doctors have successfully healed very sick patients with mega doses of ascorbic acid, which is much safer than chemotherapy and toxic drugs, but still an unnatural method. We would rather recommend a raw vegan diet rich in vitamins and minerals, combined with amazing power of fasting and positive thinking. If you or your loved ones are seriously ill it is very important to find a good natural health practitioner. You might also want to read Dr. Ruza’s book “The Cure Is In The Cause” to learn the ins and outs of natural healing.
Yummy ways to reap the benefits of vitamin C
To get the beautiful benefits from this wonder-vitamin try to get at least 500 to 1000 mg per day. You don’t have to worry about overdosing, since body does not accumulate vitamin C and it is really hard to get too large doses from the food.
You can get 500 mg of vitamin C from one of these:
* 270 gr / 0.595 pounds of bell peppers
* 550 gr / 1.212 pounds of kiwis
* 560 gr / 1.234 pounds of broccoli or cauliflower
* 750 gr / 1.653 pounds of persimmons
* 800 gr / 1.763 pounds of oranges
* 800 gr / 1.763 pounds of papayas
* 800 gr / 1.763 pounds of strawberries
* 900 gr / 1.984 pounds of pineapples
…to find more options go to nutritiondata.com, click on “Tools”, and choose “Nutrition Search Tool”
Fresh, organic produce is always richer in vitamins. If you have organic oranges you can leave the white part of the skin on, it’s richer in vitamin C than the orange itself : )
Vitamin C content in dried goji berries has a wide range (from different sources) from 29 mg to 148 mg per 100 grams / 0.22 pounds.
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