Vitamin C (whole food advantage):
Virtually everything from whole oranges but water - for better absorption and utilisation.
The body's main water soluble antioxidant contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system as well as collagen formation for the normal function of teeth, gums, skin and blood vessels. But vitamin C cannot be made or stored in the body. This protector nutrient must be replenished on a daily basis.
One of the most fragile vitamins:
Vitamin C is water soluble and among the most fragile of our nutrients. It is easily destroyed through traditional methods of food handling and preparation. Soaking, cutting, steaming, baking and boiling all are detrimental to the structure of this important vitamin. Time also depletes vitamin C content; time in the grocer’s produce display, time in the refrigerator, time in the pantry. During each hour from harvest to consumption, these vital nutrients are being lost.