Vitamin C is known to be THE anti-cold medicine that can boost the immune system. We have a trick to prepare a homemade vitamin C. Now you don’t have to buy it. Follow this 100% natural tip!
Vitamin C, essential to the functioning of the body
Vitamin C is an important vitamin for the metabolism (in particular for the absorption of iron), growth and tissue repair. It is also very rich in antioxidants which fight against free radicals, the main cause of cellular aging. A deficiency in vitamin C leads to scurvy when the daily intake is less than 10 mg per day.
Vitamin C is not produced naturally by the body; it must come from an outside source. And the only way to get it in sufficient quantities is food or supplements of vitamin C. Unfortunately, many supplements that can be found on the market are not 100% natural and contain chemicals or genetically modified substances.
There is a natural alternative to these products, which is why we present you a recipe for preparing your own vitamin C supplements at home.
Homemade vitamin C provides enzymes important for the proper functioning of the body and promotes the assimilation of nutrients. To prepare this recipe you only need the peel of citrus fruits!
Citrus fruits: rich in flavonoids
There are different types of flavonoids, in citrus fruits, substances that have great antioxidant properties. The main qualities of flavonoids are that they have anti-inflammatory, veinotonic, etc. properties.
For example, naringin is a very powerful antioxidant that is found in grapefruit, tangerine and lemon peel. Numerous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of this substance to counteract the damage related to cell oxidation (free radicals).
Hesperidin is another type of flavonoid that is found in the orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit.
Studies have even shown that hesperidin could prevent the proliferation of cancer cells and destruction of cells. It also plays an important role to prevent hypoglycemia.
Recipe for homemade vitamin C supplements
First, before you start with preparation of vitamin C supplements, make sure that the citrus fruits that you will use are from organic farming (since they do not contain pesticides). Keep the peels after consuming the citrus fruits to prepare the famous citrus dried powder.
To prepare your vitamin C, follow these steps:
- Take the peels of citrus fruits and arrange them on a dehydrator tray (an accessory that is commercially available).
- Dry out the peels at a temperature of 38 ° C for 24 hours, until they are dry and crisp.
- Grind the peels obtained with a chopper mixer.
- Then put the resulting powder in an airtight jar, kept in a cool place.
Citrus peels contain much more vitamins and minerals comparing to the fruits itself. Indeed, soup made of one teaspoon of lemon zest contains twice as much vitamin C and three times more fiber than one slice of lemon.
To be healthy, the consumption of vitamin C is recommended daily. You should take a teaspoon of your homemade vitamin C, every day. You can even decorate your smoothies, soups, salads, fruit juices and desserts with the powder of dried citrus.
Now that you know how to prepare vitamin C, you can make it throughout the year to strengthen your immune system and prevent diseases!
Source: Natural News