All of us know that vitamin C is one of the most essential vitamins which the body can’t produce it on its own, and for that reason, we have to take it from food supplements. The major vitamin C source is foods rich in it, but due to many GMO products, we cannot be sure of their quality.
In case you are worried you are not taking the enough amount of vitamin C, then we have a perfect solution for you: start making your own vitamin C supplements and consume them on a regular basis. These homemade supplements are far better than the one bought at the stores since you will be 100% sure they are natural and of a good quality. The consumption of these homemade vitamin C supplements will enable to your body to absorb the sufficient amount of liver enzymes. What you only need to make these vitamin C supplements is a citrus peel.
Citrus fruits are rich in flavonoids that contain antioxidant characteristics, such as naringin, one of the most potent antioxidant agents. Naringin is commonly found in mandarin, lemon peel, and grapefruit. According to studies, this flavonoid can reduce radiation which is caused by cellular damage. Apart from naringin, citrus fruits contain hesperidin that is found in the white layer of limes, oranges, lemons, and grapefruits. Studies proved that this flavonoid prevents proliferation of cancer cells and treat hypoglycemia effectively.
How to make vitamin supplements at home?
Buy organic citrus fruits, eat the fruits and keep the peels so you can later make citrus powder from them. The peels from citrus contain more vitamins and minerals than the fruit itself. 1 tbsp. of these peels has twice more vitamin C and 3 times more fiber than a lot of citrus peels.
Toss the citrus peels over a dehydrator and begin dehydrating them at 100F for 24 hours. Every now and then, check them out. As soon as they become dry and crispy, you’ll know they’re ready. Next, toss the dried peels in a blender and blend until they become a powder. At the end, put the powder in a container and keep it in the fridge.
Consume 1 tsp. of it on a daily basis. You can either consume it on its own or add it in your shakes, smoothies, and soups.
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