Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vitamin C

Tropical oranges and their au jus play a profuse, traditional role in American society; feeding millions, accompanying bacon and eggs, and providing income for thousands of orange pickers, packer and processors. Did you know just one ‘real’ juicy orange supply’s 116% of your daily vitamin C requirements?
As OJ’s composition industrially degraded over decades, humans lost sight of the icon’s significance; with each generation accepting its diminished nutritional content as the new norm; a/k/a, Sunny D; a pure, undiluted weapon of mass consumption that shouldn't’t be used for anything but low-grade candy. It’s second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup followed by a disturbing list of faux- ingredients including canola oil, 2% or less actual fruit pulp, natural flavorings, cornstarch, yellow food dye #5 and #6, and everyone’s darling, sodium hexametaphosphate; a sequestering agent used in the industry of soap, detergents, water treatment, metal finishing and plating, pulp and paper manufacture, synthesis of polymers, photographic products, textiles, scale removal and agriculture. The skulduggery practitioners who market this crap (yes I said crap) as healthy food for our kids are no better than common criminals or terrorist. God weeps at such haughtiness.
In its defence, there is vitamin C, however, in an un-absorbable synthetic form, unavailable to our cells; ergo disease and crêpe skin. So, why in Gods’ name would anyone in their right mind settle for anything less than the real thing, baby? To my gray matter, Sunny-D is a product of the supposed Antichrist; i.e., anything or anyone that causes harm to the sanctity of the Holy Temple, a gift from our creator and should be considered physical assault on your life by Big Food.
We desperately need to take in more vitamin C either from fresh plant food or Rose Hips supplement sources. Did you know vitamin C is a vital player in sustaining smooth silky skin? The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked consuming plenty of vitamin C-rich foods with youthful skin. “Our findings suggest that a higher intake of vitamin C from foods is connected with a lower risk of having wrinkled skin and age-related skin dryness in middle-aged women,” says Maeve Cosgrove, Ph.D., who led the research. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition evaluated 6,000 adults enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In addition, participants with the highest blood levels of vitamin C had a 25% lower incidence of infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori); the bacterium responsible for peptic ulcers which increase risk for stomach cancer. The healing properties of oranges are linked with phytonutrients citrus flavanones; sustaining Gifts from our higher source.
You’ve been ill-advised by commerce and bankers ‘playing doctor’ with your health to consider vitamin C solely comes from processed citrus fruit juices and or artificially flavored beverages. On the contrary; produce with vitamin C include kiwi, cantaloupe, grapefruit, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, limes & lemons, papaya and strawberries. Vegetable sources include dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and red peppers. Most members of God’s Apothecary are excellent sources of vitamin C. Regrettably, we’ve morphed into a Vegaphobic culture, implicated as one of the causes of the current health care crisis.
Vitamin C from un-processed plant sources disarms free radicals, preventing damage both inside and outside cells. Inside cells, free radical damage to DNA causes cancer; preventing DNA mutations prevents cancer especially in areas of the Temple where cellular turnover is especially rapid, such as the digestive system. Most forms of cardiovascular disease, joint disease, cancer, eye disease, thyroid disease, liver disease, and lung disease require special emphasis on vitamin C intake, not Sunny D or Orange Crush. Acne, Alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, Asthma, Autism, Depression, Diabetes, Irritable bowel disease, and Parkinson's disease are all positively affected by adequate Vitamin C intake. As you can clearly ‘C’, the process of healthy aging requires special attention to the sacred, sustaining vitamin. Ask your community vitamin store for the best supplemental source of C. Carlson brand is excellent.

Kiwi-Pineapple Colada- A Vitamin C Festival

4 peeled kiwifruit

3 cups ice

¼ cup light rum (Optional)

3 tbs. coconut milk

8 oz. fresh pineapple chopped

  • Fresh Strawberries for garnish-Bursting with Vitamin C

  • Cut peeled kiwi into quarters and place into a blender

  • Blend till smooth and taste.

  • Add Sweet Leaf brand stevia if it needs to be sweeter

  • Add iced and remaining ingredients and process till smooth

  • Garnish with a strawberry slit from the bottom almost to the top and slide it on the rim

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