Vitamin C for Immunity

orange fruit and raspberries
High blood levels of vitamin C has great anti-viral properties. Vitamin C is water-soluble so it doesn’t stay in the body long. Therefore, it needs to be consumed regularly throughout the day to keep blood levels elevated. Viruses use an enzyme, neuramidase, to replicate and cause illness. The body fights back by releasing the protein interferon which inhibits virus replication. Vitamin C both inhibits neuramidase and stimulates the production of interferon. Berries and citrus are excellent sources of vitamin C. Consume these and other vitamin C rich foods such as green leafy vegetables throughout the day to boost immunity. Eat for the greater good. Eat for the Promise of Vitality.
Try this berry-delicious smoothie:
½ cup orange juice
1 cup frozen unsweetened mixed berries
1 tablespoon ground flax or hemp seeds
1 tsp manuka honey
Blend until smooth and enjoy!Photo by Element5 Digital on Pexels.com

 

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