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People are more aware of healthy and ethical lifestyle choices data shows

People are more aware of healthy and ethical lifestyle choices data shows

Research by 1010 Data, a data insights company showed: Consumers are getting more conscious. They’re mindful of the products they put in and on their bodies, and of the environmental impact they have. As this consciousness increases, manufacturers are taking note. Over the past couple […]

4Health Benefits of Pineapple

4Health Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapple Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is an incredibly delicious and healthy tropical fruit.It originated in South America, where early European explorers named it after its resemblance to a pinecone .Pineapple and its compounds have been linked to many health benefits, including aiding digestion, boosting immunity and […]

Vitamin C is Essential for Your Body

Vitamin C is Essential for Your Body

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of all the tissues in the human body. It helps make collagen, an important protein that is one of the basic components in the skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Vitamin C is an extremely powerful antioxidant, which helps protect our cells, DNA and organs from free radicals – dangerous metabolism by-products that can cause considerable damage.

Extreme cases of vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy – a potentially fatal disease that used to be common among sailors. Its symptoms include gum bleeding and swelling, purple and bleeding skin, muscle and joint pain and tiredness – simply because the body cannot make collagen and maintain all its tissues. Scurvy was eradicated with the introduction of lemons, oranges and lemon juice in the naval diet but, occasionally, it still occurs in people with very poor or limited diets.

Sources of Vitamin C

Food

Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C . Citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, and potatoes are major contributors of vitamin C to the American diet. Other good food sources include red and green peppers, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe . Although vitamin C is not naturally present in grains, it is added to some fortified breakfast cereals. The vitamin C content of food may be reduced by prolonged storage and by cooking because ascorbic acid is water soluble and is destroyed by heat . Steaming or microwaving may lessen cooking losses. Fortunately, many of the best food sources of vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables, are usually consumed raw. Consuming five varied servings of fruits and vegetables a day can provide more than 200 mg of vitamin C.

Table 2: Selected Food Sources of Vitamin C [12]
Food Milligrams (mg) per serving Percent (%) DV*
Red pepper, sweet, raw, ½ cup 95 158
Orange juice, ¾ cup 93 155
Orange, 1 medium 70 117
Grapefruit juice, ¾ cup 70 117
Kiwifruit, 1 medium 64 107
Green pepper, sweet, raw, ½ cup 60 100
Broccoli, cooked, ½ cup 51 85
Strawberries, fresh, sliced, ½ cup 49 82
Brussels sprouts, cooked, ½ cup 48 80
Grapefruit, ½ medium 39 65
Broccoli, raw, ½ cup 39 65
Tomato juice, ¾ cup 33 55
Cantaloupe, ½ cup 29 48
Cabbage, cooked, ½ cup 28 47
Cauliflower, raw, ½ cup 26 43
Potato, baked, 1 medium 17 28
Tomato, raw, 1 medium 17 28
Spinach, cooked, ½ cup 9 15
Green peas, frozen, cooked, ½ cup 8 13

Credit to https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

3 Reasons to Eat Chickpeas

3 Reasons to Eat Chickpeas

Chickpeas have been associated with a number of possible health benefits. 1) Diabetes Chickpeas are particularly high in fiber. Studies have shown that people with type 1 diabetes who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels. For people with type 2 diabetes, higher fiber […]

Vegan Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas

Vegan Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas

INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked black eyed peas ( or you can cook a whole bag and use part of it for salad. See below for instructions) 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (if cooking peas from scratch) 2-3 cup chopped purple cabbage 5 cups chopped collard […]

Famous tiger and bear say goodbye to their  Lion ‘brother’ after 15 years of friendship

Famous tiger and bear say goodbye to their Lion ‘brother’ after 15 years of friendship

AOL is reporting that Leo the lion, the big cat who stole hearts around the world, has sadly passed away.

Famous tiger and bear say goodbye to their beloved lion

Acxording to a AOL a representative for Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia, took to Facebook recently to share the devastating news Leo was a part of a famous trio of unlikely animal friends, known as the BLT. Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger became best friends after they were rescued as cubs from a drug dealer’s house in 2001.

Famous tiger and bear say goodbye to their beloved lion
Source:FB/Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary

The animals had been living in deplorable conditions and were found clinging to each other for comfort.

Source: AOL

Why you should not drink cow’s milk?

Why you should not drink cow’s milk?

Cow’s milk  Many people are firm believers that cow’s milk is the “perfect food” and you will never be able to change their minds. But parents need to educate themselves about milk allergies and lactose intolerances with their children in mind to be forewarned. One […]