By Iram Fatima ,
Can a Homemade vitamin-c powder provides more nutrition than the one you buy in the store?
Answer is yes it can , confused how but before we move ahead let’s just realize why Vitamins are so important at first place
Why Vitamins are essential :
A proper supply of vitamin C is essential for muscle, bone, dental health, cartilage and vascular health and immunity system.
How Vitamins help you :
Vitamin C is best known as an antioxidant. It can fight the free radicals and prevent the damage they can cause to our cells.
Store bought Vitamins :
Vitamin C that you buy from the stores is riddled with benign filler chemicals and genetically modified corn that serve as coating, binding and lubricating agents.
Home made Vitamins:
On the other hand, you can easily make vitamin C by yourself. It will consist of live enzymes, which let the vitamin C being 100% assimilated into your body. Also, it contains its own natural source of hesperidin, rutin and bioflavonoids.
The procedure for home made Vitamins :
You can make vitamin C at home using the peels of any organic citrus fruit.
1. Grate or slice lemon peel. Put it in a small bowl and leave it in a window for a couple of days. Another way is to use a dehydrator for drying the peels.
2. When the peels are dried, break them into small pieces. Use a coffee grinder to powder the peels if they are large. But if they are small enough, you can use a mortar and pestle to make a powder.
3. Use 1 teaspoon per day of this organic vitamin C complex, hesperidin, rutin and bioflavonoids.
You can add a teaspoon of the vitamin powder to your favorite smoothie, drink or on top of salads.
Note: Be careful adding the powder to hot meals or drinks as the heat may destroy the enzymes.
Investing in vitamin supplements is essential in order to keep a healthy body.
With consuming this homemade vitamin C powder you will be sure that it is fully absorbed into the body and that it doesn’t carry any added fillers. Keep your body healthy, using a 100 % natural product.
(Iram is a graduate nutritionist from university of Mumbai , specialising in food science )