People prefer taking vitamin C supplements to fight common cold. They stimulate tissue growth and repair, and prevent damage caused by free radicals.
Unlike vitamin D, which is produced in the body from the sun, vitamin C is not produced in the body and it cannot be stored.
The only way to get proper amounts of vitamin C is through food and supplements. But, do you know that most vitamin C supplements in pharmacies are obtained from genetically engineered corn? (2)
If you are looking for a healthy way to get enough vitamin C and avoid chemical-loaded supplements, we have a solution for you. Make your own vitamin C without paying a dime.
The importance of flavonoids found in citrus peels — Naringin and Hesperidin
In citrus, there are different types of flavonoids, a compound that exhibits antioxidant properties in the human body. Naringin, a powerful antioxidant, is a flavonoid found in the peels of grapefruit, mandarin, and lemons. Several studies have indicated that naringin is so powerful that it may reduce radiation-induced damage to cells.
Hesperidin is another flavonoid found in the white inner layer of oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits. Studies have shown that hesperidin reduces the proliferation of cancer cells, induces programmed cell death, and plays an important role in helping those with hypoglycemia.
Pharmaceutical industry and healthy food stores do not want you to know this!
It’s always best to purchase organic citrus fruits. After you eat the fruit, follow these four easy steps to make your own dried citrus powder:
1. Save all your citrus peels and spread them onto dehydrator trays.
2. Dehydrate them at 100 °F for 24 hours, or until they are dry and crispy.
3. Grind your crispy peels fine or coarse, it is up to you.
4. Put the powder in an airtight container and keep it in a cool place. (10)
When compared to the fruit itself, citrus peels have much more vitamins and minerals. A tablespoon of lemon peel has two times more vitamin C and three times more fiber than a lemon wedge. (4)
Once your dried citrus powder is done, take a spoonful every day. You can add it to your smoothies, soups, salads, juices or raw desserts. Now that you know how to make vitamin C at home, you can use your immune boosting powder any time you want!