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Take for example the rays of the sun and how much damage too much exposure can cause. Think of all the smokers around us, that even though we don’t smoke we are exposed to secondhand smoke which some have said may be even more dangerous. Smoking does harm to those who smoke and those who are around those who smoke.
Giving glory to God, we can counterattack these pollutants very inexpensively. We should ensure that we eat foods that contain significant amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has been discovered to be excellent at protecting our bodies from harmful substances in our environment.
One of the places that our body shows the effects of pollutants is our skin. Collagen is the fibrous protein that binds our skin cells together giving it its elasticity. It keeps our skin looking supple and young. Vitamin C is a required vitamin for the production of collagen. It collaborates with our body to assist in maintaining the production of collagen at the level that is needed. When inadequate levels of Vitamin C are present, the collagen may begin to disintegrate. Once that starts to happen, wrinkles appear and our skin starts to sag.
Our bodies do not store Vitamin C so it is essential that we obtain enough Vitamin C each day. The best way to do this and by far the easiest and most economical is to ensure we eat lots of foods that contain Vitamin C. The question is how? What foods contain Vitamin C? In the words of my pastor/husband - "I'm glad you asked." (smile)
Think for a minute - Whenever you think of foods rich in Vitamin C what automatically comes to your mind? Most people think immediately of oranges or orange juices. Traditionally that was what was known and passed down from generation to generation. Now I’m not going to go against scientific and proven evidence. I am going however to give an expanded list of foods that you can get Vitamin C from and have variety.So start with oranges and orange juice and continue with these:
Other Fruits Rich in Vitamin C
- Papaya (Pawpaw)
Other Vegetables Rich In Vitamin C
- Romaine lettuce
- Turnip greens
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brussel Sprouts
Here are some recipes to help get you started in increasing your Vitamin C intake. You can also find more recipes by clicking the tabs above this post. If you're reading this in your reader or through your email, click here to be taken to the Fruitful Vine website.
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