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Tip n°21 : Vitamin C

This week, we will continue to surf 🏄 on the wave of vitamins and the immune system because I will tell you about VITAMIN C. When it comes to immunity, it is essential! But before diving into the heart of the matter, let's stop for a moment on the meaning of the word "vitamin"... basically, what does it mean??? Vitamin comes from "vital" and "amine", which means... molecule of life... what poetry anyway 🧚! Almost all animals 🐐🐄🐿️ can produce vitamin C except us...yep, we're not that perfect after all 🤷‍♀️!

We must consume it every day because, in addition, our stock is very limited … decidedly …. re-🤷‍♀️!

We know it but we might as well repeat it: we find this vitamin in RAW fruits and vegetables… yes, yes… RAW! Heat 🥵🥵🥵 destroys vitamin C... and very quickly. It's simple, beyond 40°C 🌡️ well there's no more! So even steam cooking is deadly ☠️! On the other hand, freezing 🥶 does not destroy it... like what, sometimes it is better to buy frozen foods if you are not sure of the freshness of these foods. As soon as the vegetables wither 🥀 well it's done 🥺! We will also avoid leaving the vegetables in the light ☀️ and the oxygen in the air 🌬️ for too long, otherwise... well that's screwed up too 😧! Another tip: always eat ripe fruit to get the most vitamins! And for the juices 🥤, I am of course talking about the juices to be tasted fresh and pressed by the minute, the longer we wait and the more vitamin C tells us... bye bye 👋!

But the juices 🧃 from supermarkets then 🛒? They only have juice in name: it's sugar 🍬, nothing but sugar 🍬🍬🍬, and that's it 🤮! So, vitamin C yes but for what ❓❓❓ Here are the most important effects: - For its anti-fatigue 🥱 and invigorating 🥳 role, useful in case of stress 😧... do not take it at night otherwise instead of sleeping and then it will be a party 🎉! - For its major effect in strengthening our immune system and for its anti-infective role 🦠 (some even administer it as an infusion 💉). - For its role in the assimilation of iron: if you take iron because you are deficient, vitamin C will improve its absorption, which is not terrible at the base. - For its cellular anti-aging action (antioxidant) 👦👧. - For its beneficial action in case of healing problems. - For its preventive role in cardiovascular diseases 🧡 and cancers. - For its laxative effect in case of constipation 🤢. It is THE vitamin that acts as fuel to boost our defenses and our energy in winter ☃️❄️🌨️.

I won't talk about deficiencies... the goal is to have enough, right? If there are any in fruits and vegetables should you take them or not in tablets ❓❓❓ Well it depends... If you are sick 🤒: YES! 👍 You will be healed faster. If you are tired or stressed 😵: YES! 👍 But... NOT 👎 if you're at the end of your rope 😩... in this case, it's rest above all 😴, it's not appropriate to boost an organism that has no more reserves 😥. If it's winter in Europe 🇪🇺: Oh what 👍!!! So it's now if you don't already take it! For Mauritius 🇲🇺, consumption at each meal of vegetables and fruits or fresh juice from time to time is enough. If you smoke 🚬: 👍! Triple dose! If you suffer from cancer, especially digestive: YES! (essential medical follow-up 🩺 ) and especially NOT 👎 if it's breast or lung cancer... so if cancer... medical opinion 🩺 first, always! Overall for supplementation, the needs vary between 1 to 3-4 grams / day. It goes without saying that it will be of good quality and preferably slow release … ask your pharmacist. No need to take it for months, and months, and months… our adrenals will wear out and our body won't react anymore 😞.

So the right formula is: a cure of 3 months and then a break: at least a month. But ✋... before taking pills 💊, let's take a look at the best natural pills out there: fruits and vegetables... FRESH. The richest in vitamin C are: Parsley, in the top 3 of the hit parade … yes, yes … so we let go and we put parsley everywhere !!! Then: spinach, tomatoes 🍅, strawberries 🍓, currants, horseradish, rose hips, guavas, peppers, papayas, kiwis 🥝, oranges, pineapple 🍍, grapefruits, mangos , broccoli 🥦, Brussels sprouts, beets, cabbage... it's already not bad ✌️… In summary … For those who are cold 🥶 , let's go for a shock prevention: vitamin C and D and voila 👌! For those who are warm 🥵 , nature will give you everything we need, so long live the vintage on our plates!!!

Come on, ✨✨✨MIAM la VIE✨✨✨ , have a nice weekend, take care and see you soon 👋 !

Docteur Sandra Stallaert 

Cabinet de Santé Holistique

Homéopathe - Nutritionniste

Consultation à distance


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