Give Me a C!
One of the most awesome things about Nature...
...is how God created the harmony of humans, animals and our eco-system together to nourish and nurture each other.
With the colder weather season, the holiday hustle and travel being upon us, this is a great time of the year to get your fill of Vitamin C (especially since this vitamin cannot be manufactured in a human body).
And what better way to get your nutrients than through in-season fruits and vegetables that are abundant in Vitamin C? Almost 90% of the Vitamin C in our diets comes from fruits and vegetables.
Here are just a few delicious ways to get some C …
- artichokes - cruciferous family like Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Cauliflower - carrots - citrus like Oranges, Tangerine, Clementine and Grapefruit - dark greens like Kale, Spinach and Swiss Chard - persimmons - pomegranates - potato a year round vegetable (see potassium broth recipe below) - winter squash Butternut, Delicata, Spaghetti, Kabocha, Hubbard, Acorn, Sweet Dumpling
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is considered one of the micronutrients with the strongest evidence for immune support (along with Vitamin D and Zinc).
Unfortunately, even a diet filled with healthy foods there can still be lack of adequate nutrients. This can be due to a number of factors such as: - low level nutrients in today industrial farmed foods (even organic) A landmark study (Journal of American College Nutrition, 2004) studied nutritional data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (from 1950 and 1999) for 43 different fruits and vegetables. They found the vitamin C content had badly declined.
- elevated stress (which hinders the digestive system)
- other digestive system imbalances where the breakdown of foods and uptake of the nutrients are hampered
*Synthetic Vs. Natural There are significant differences …
The majority of Vitamin C supplements on the market are derived from L-ascorbic acid. The L form can come from either a natural source (fruits, vegetables, herbs) or from synthetic forms (made in a test-tube).
Synthetic forms of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid and other variations: calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate or potassium ascorbate) are typically lab-produced vitamin-c powders. These chemically synthesized molecules manufactured in a test tube may even be derived from genetically modified corn sugar.
At best, the chemical version of Vitamin C typically mimic only one component of the multitude of life-supporting nutrients found in genuine, whole-sourced natural Vitamin C. Synthetic forms also taken over time can increase body acidity which stimulates the body to steal important mineral reserves of calcium from the body (the body will release calcium to neutralize synthetic ascorbic acid).
Premier Research Labs - Vitamin C
Provides an all-natural Vitamin C with its primary source being Indian gooseberry, aka Amla “Wonderberry.”
Benefits of Premier Research Vitamin C
- contains natural co-factors only found in whole-nutrient sources that are essential for the body to actually absorb and utilize the vitamin C - gentle on the stomach (no acidity as found in chemical derived vitamin c) - no synthetic ascorbic acids or allergen corn derivatives
Get the Real Thing….
Whether you are looking to take in an extra seasonal boost, or want to make up for the lack of supply from your diet, get the real thing both from both your foods and whole-nutrient sourced supplementation.
As a part of Tracy Coe’s continuous studies in Functional Health and wanting to provide the best for CoeDynamics clients from Redondo Beach to across the nation, CoeDynamics has been partnering with Premier Research Labs for over 15 years with many great client results.
Click here, to learn more about Premier Research Labs and stock up on your whole-nutrient Premier Vitamin C!
Potassium Broth Recipe
The potato contains an abundance of Vitamin C with the majority of the nutrients are contained in the skin. Potassium Broth has been used for centuries to give the immune system a boost. The next time you are feeling you are coming down with something, get out your peeler and pot and drink up some Vitamin C! INGREDIENTS
potato peels from about 6 scrubbed potatoes
1 sliced onion
2-3 sliced carrots (not peeled)
1-2 sliced celery ribs
fresh or dried parsley
2-4 quarts filtered water
Other nutrients for additional immune support can be added such as: Colds or Flu, add garlic; Sinus Clearing, add Chili Pepper; Detox, add Cilantro
Premier Air-dried Pink salt and ground pepper
Add all your ingredients to a pot.
Bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
Cool broth and strain.
Before drinking add Premier Pink Salt for additional trace minerals and ground black pepper to enhance digestion https://www.westonaprice.org/potato-peel-stock-potassium-broth/
Tracy Coe, CPT-PMA, C-QRA Functional Health & Nutrition Practitioner CoeDynamics
Tracy Coe is a certified QRA functional health and nutrition practitioner who’s passion is to support the community in educating and providing professional documented and researched options of whole foods, cleansing, and toxicity prevention to support short/long term health and and vitality for the individual and family. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 424.903.3104
REFERENCES https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31963293/ https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/ U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central , 2019 Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids https://www.nap.edu/read/9810/chapter/7#178 https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-c/
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