Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Get Your Share of Vitamin C Naturally

VitaminVitamin C is a must have if you want to keep illnesses at bay tells experts since time immemorial. It has been proved that if you do not consume vitamin C daily, your immune system and body may not be functioning at its peak performance! So a daily shot is must! But, you don’t need to go an extra mile and spend extra penny on supplementation, because you may get a complete dose of Vitamin C in your kitchen too.

My health guardian brings to you 7 most common fruits and vegetables that give you the complete shot of Vitamin C.

  • Potatoes are regarded as a fairly good source of vitamin C and possess considerable healing virtues. Being an alkaline substance, its consumption supports the maintenance of the alkali reserve in the body. A diet rich in potato is considered a safe home remedy for getting enough C-shot. Moreover it also helps curing chronic constipation, uric acid diseases, intestinal toxaemia and scurvy.
  • Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C, and is widely used in preparing medicinal and beauty products. A solution of lemon and water in the ratio of 1:3 is said to be an effective cure for scurvy and other oral diseases. Lemon juice sweetened with honey makes a healing and comforting drink for most cases of fever.
  • Oranges and orange juice are famous for their high vitamin C content and their ability to boost the immune system. Packed with optimum amount of VIt C it aids the body in fighting off viruses such as the common cold. In larger doses the vitamin C in orange juice works as an antioxidant – it delays aging and age related diseases such as arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Grapes is another good source of Vitamin C and is very child friendly natural medicine for constipation and teething trouble. It also works as a tasty tonic that strengthens blood functioning. Juice of grape is a healing drink for those suffering from heart ailments.Amla: You can derive all the natural and curative benefits of Vitamin C by consuming raw amla with a dash of salt. It is said to have preventive as well as healing properties in cases of respiratory disorders, diabetes, heart disease, eye disorders, rheumatism, scurvy, diarrhoea and dysentery. Since centuries it has been regarded as an anti-ageing fruit and good hair tonic.
  • Green mango: Experts assert that green mangoes being rich in vitamin C are effective in treating blood disorders and scurvy. Its consumption enhances the elasticity of blood vessels, supports absorption of iron and formation of new blood cells.
  • Chaulai ka saag: Regular consumption of this vegetable prevents the deficiency of not just vitamin C in the body, but also, A, B1, B2, calcium, iron and potassium. Packed with doses of all vitamins, Chaulai ki saag serves as a formidable guard against defective vision, respiratory infections, recurrent colds, retarded growth and functional sterility.

So next time when you go shopping for grocery don’t forget to stuff the above given items in your kitchen bag. A mere peep in the kitchen can let you get your share of healthy C shot. Feel the difference with every bite!

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