People prefer taking vitamin C supplements to fight common cold. They stimulate tissue growth and repair, and prevent damage caused by free radicals.
Unlike vitamin D, which is produced in the body from the sun, vitamin C is not produced in the body and it cannot be stored. (1)
The only way to get proper amounts of vitamin C is through food and supplements. But, do you know that most vitamin C supplements in pharmacies are obtained from genetically engineered corn? (2)
If you are looking for a healthy way to get enough vitamin C and avoid chemical-loaded supplements, we have a solution for you. Make your own vitamin C without paying a dime.
The importance of flavonoids found in citrus peels -- Naringin and Hesperidin
Homemade vitamin C provides live enzymes, and allows 100% assimilation in your body. Do not bother with dosage labels or FDA approval. Citrus peel is the only thing you need! (3)
Citruses have many flavonoids, compounds that provide antioxidant properties. Naringin, a powerful antioxidant, is a flavonoid contained in peels of tangerines, grapefruits, and lemons. Studies have shown that naringing has the ability to reduce cell damage induced by radiation. (4,5,6,7)
Hesperidin is another flavonoid. It is concentrated in the white inner layer of oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits.
Scientists have confirmed that hesperidin reduces cancer cell proliferation and induces programmed cell death. (8) It is essential for those who struggle with hypoglycemia. (9)
Pharmaceutical industry and healthy food stores do not want you to know this!
Make sure you buy organic citrus fruits. Eat the fruit and save the peels to make your own dried citrus powder. Follow these instructions and enjoy loads of vitamin C.
- Save your peels and spread them on a dehydrator tray.
- Dehydrate them at 100 °F for 24 hours, or until they are dry and crispy.
- Grind your crispy peels fine or coarse, it is up to you.
- Put the powder in an airtight container and keep it in a cool place. (10)
When compared to the fruit itself, citrus peels have much more vitamins and minerals. A tablespoon of lemon peel has two times more vitamin C and three times more fiber than a lemon wedge. (4)
Once your dried citrus powder is done, take a spoonful every day. You can add it to your smoothies, soups, salads, juices or raw desserts. Now that you know how to make vitamin C at home, you can use your immune boosting powder any time you want!
Other included sources linked in Healthy Holistic Living’s article:
RawFoodWorld.com -- Original Article Source
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