The Secrets of Hope’s success: interview
Height: 5’7-5’8 ft/68 inches
Start Weight: 254.0 lbs (5/20/11)
Current Weight: 198 lbs (7/17/12)
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
When Hope Kordalski started blogging, “thinspiration” was the first thing she saw related to weight loss. She created own healthy lifestyle plan “weight loss tips” and worked hard. Now Hope looks 58 lbs thinner and tells us a few secrets…
Daybite: Why you decided to start lose weight?
Hope: One day back in May last year, I looked in the mirror and I just wanted to be pretty. I was very
depressed, and I didn’t know what to do. I went on my personal tumblr and was searching around and
I found “http://undressedskeleton.tumblr.com”. She is a girl who lost a lot of weight the healthy way. I got
inspired. I weighed in for the first time in over 3 years and made my weight loss tumblr get-thinspiration.
Daybite: Have you ever tried to lose weight or it was your first attempt?
Hope: I had never tried to lose weight before. I new. I wasn’t healthy, but I never knew how to be healthy.
I grew up unhealthy, I ate more than I should have. I barely doing any exercises, because I didn’t think
I had to.
Daybite: What for you is dieting?
Hope: Well, I don’t like to call it dieting, because the diet to end. What I am doing won’t end when I get to
my goal weight. I will keep eating healthy and being active, because that is the healthy way of life.
Daybite: What motivates you to keep your diet?
Hope: Motivation is hard. It comes and goes, but the biggest thing that keeps me going is my goals. Each
pound I lose gets me closer to my goal.
Daybite: Let’s talk a little bit about eating. Tell me what you eating to look good?
Hope: Well, what I eat is not a lot of variety, because my parents buy the food. Plus I am a picky
vegetarian. I eat a lot of eggs. That is my main protein source. Also I love salad and fruit.
Daybite: Do you allow yourself to deviate from the diet?
Hope: Do I cheat? Yes, I firmly believe in moderation. I don’t believe in the theory of quitting the junk food
cold turkey, and never eating it again. That makes you want that certain food more and it leads to
bingeing. If you eating a bar of chocolate you won’t make you gain 1 lb.
Daybite: What you eating when needing something sweet?
Hope: If I am really craving something sweet, but I don’t actually want to eat that sweet thing, I eat fruit.
Fruit has natural sugars that can end sugar cravings. If I don’t have fruit I go and do something, stay
busy. Cravings normally pass fairly quickly.
Daybite: Has Exercise been an integral part of your losing weight? Can you imagine having lost weight without consistent exercise?
Hope: For the first year of my weight loss I did exercise a lot. Exercise is an important part of weight loss,
and staying healthy. In the past few months I have realized I need to take more time and work on my
nutrition. You can lose weight by not exercising insane amounts, and just eating right.
Daybite: What could you tell people who are tired of struggling to lose weight? Some good tips.
Hope: To all the people who are struggling to lose weight, I have one thing to say “do not give up.” weight loss takes time. The more you give up the more times you have to start over. Being persistent and building will power takes time. So don’t lose sight of your goals, because you will get there if you keep going.
How many time when you was at shop you asked yourself – what else I need? Now it’s time change it. Start doing shopping list! Of course healthy shopping list. I do it always!
Healthy shopping list saves you time in the store and when you follow a healthy shopping list it means healthier eating—and no more forgotten favorites! Creating a healthy shopping list also means there’s less chance for expensive and unhealthy impulse buying. If you have a list of healthful foods and ingredients with you, you will do shopping quickly and have time for more interesting things.
You can make your list just a few minutes before you go shopping, but I prefer to keep a pre-printed grocery list in my kitchen. That way, whenever I run out of something I can mark off how much of that food I need, and when I’m ready to go shopping, so is my list.
Here are some of the best choices within each of the food groups.
- whole-grain breads
- whole-grain pastas
- whole-grain breakfast cereals
- brown rice
Whole grains are important for vitamins, minerals, and for fiber, which is often lacking in modern diets. Read labels to look for 100-percent whole-grain or 100-percent whole-wheat to be sure you are getting whole grain products.
- fresh whole fruit – apples, oranges, pears, grapes
- berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
- melon – cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon
- tropical fruits – pineapple, mango, papaya, kiwi
- dried fruit, but without added sugar or sulfites
- plain frozen fruit
- dark green leafy – spinach, kale, swiss chard
- dark green – broccoli, brussels sprouts, green bell peppers, asparagus, green beans
- dark orange/yellow – zucchini, carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes
- red – tomatoes, red peppers
- starchy – red potatoes, corn
- frozen vegetables, but without sauce
Vegetables and fruits should make up the largest part of your grocery list. They’re rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, and they are usually low in calories. We all need at least five or more servings every day.
- skim or 1% milk
- 2% reduced fat shredded cheeses
- low fat or fat free yogurts – greek or regular
- 1-2% cottage cheese
- reduced fat string cheese
Dairy products should be low-fat. If you do not want cows’ milk, choose soy and rice beverages, calcium-fortified orange juice, or goats’ milks and cheese.
Meat & Fish
- pork tenderloin
- lean beef cuts
- chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
- chicken thighs, skinless
- salmon fillets, skinless
- whole fish or fillets – trout, tilapia, snapper, cod, haddock, tilapia, tuna
Choose fresh and frozen unbreaded meats and fish. Avoid breaded, deep-fried convenience foods that you put in the oven. They are high in fat and sodium.
Condiments & Spices
- balsamic vinegar
- canola oil, regular and spray-on
- cinnamon and nutmeg
- extra-virgin olive oil
- real maple syrup
- red pepper flakes
- turmeric or curry powder
- wine vinegar
In general, condiments do not offer high nutritional value on their own, but they can certainly make foods that are already nutrient-dense more flavorful.
Now you know what should be in your healthy shopping list. Choose your favorite food and do the list. Bring your own shopping list on your next trip to the supermarket and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to stay slim and satisfied. What will be on your list?
Eat up to slim down. It’s impossible, but remember you have to choose right foods! Some foods may help you shed few pounds. So stock your kitchen with these eats for easy diet success.
Raw Fruits & Vegetables
Your body burns 16% more calories after you eat a meal that’s mostly fruits and vegetables than if you ate a meal without any fruits or vegetables. Fruits & vegetables high in vitamin C like oranges, lemons and pineapples liquefy (or burn off) body fat so the fat can be easily flushed out of your body.
A compound in the tangy fruit can lower insulin, a fat-storage hormone, and that can lead to weight loss. It’s also a good source of protein, and because it’s at least 90% water, it can fill you up so you eat less.
Oatmeal is loaded with fiber that decreases your appetite by making you feel full so you can go for long periods of time without eating while keeping your energy levels high at the same time. It’s better to eat steel-cut oats, plain or natural oatmeal, not the flavored oatmeal packets that contain lots of sugar.
The right kinds of carbs are actually good for you. Choose whole grains — their fiber keeps you from getting hungry.
Beans and Legumes
Beans are low-cal and packed with protein and fiber, which help you tone up and lose weight. Make a bean-heavy dish, such as burritos, instead of meat once a week. You’ll cut a lot of saturated fat and replace it with fiber.
Diary products or foods high in calcium like low-fat yogurt, cheese and milk breakdown fat cells faster and in a recent study. Researches have shown people who ate low-fat diary products 3-to-4 times a day lost 70% more fat than people on a low-diary diet and foods high in calcium suppress calcitriol, a hormone responsible for making fat cells bigger and dairy products also contain high quality proteins that help suppress appetite.
Eggs contain vitamin B12, which your body needs to metabolize fat. The breakfast staple is loaded with protein that will curb your appetite. One study found that overweight women who ate egg breakfasts lost twice as much weight as women who started their days with bagels. And don’t worry about cholesterol: The study found that egg eaters don’t have higher bad cholesterol or lower good cholesterol than bagel eaters.
Here’s no reason to be afraid of eating fats—as long as they’re the right fats. Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), may trigger your body to actually quiet hunger. Stick to a quarter or a half of an avocado and watch that belly fat melt away. The creamy fruit is also packed with fiber and protein.
Nuts are another superfood rich in healthy fats that help you slim down. Almonds in particular can help you shed pounds: In one study, people who added a daily helping of the nuts to a low-cal diet lost more weight than people who followed the same diet but swapped almonds for a carb-heavy snack like crackers.
Eat more fish like Salmon, Tuna, and Sardines to make your body more sensitive to a fat-burning hormone called Leptin (Leptin means “thin” in Greek). Leptin suppresses your appetite and Leptin determines whether you store the calories you eat as fat or if you burn the calories you eat for energy.
Add spices to your foods like chili peppers, jalapeno peppers, cayenne peppers or hot mustard to increase your fat burning metabolism by 8-to-20% for up to 3 hours after eating spices. Gingerol (the active ingredient in ginger) increases growth hormone production which increases the amount of fat released from your fat stores to be burned as fuel.
To lose weight effectively and permanently, you need to eat. But eat smart. Choose the best foods for easy weight loss. Now you know what it should be. What is your favorite?
When we are hungry fruit is often the most satisfying food we can eat. Is there anything better than to eat a delicious watermelon on a hot summer day? Or to bite into a sappy, freshly-picked apple? Or to enjoy a sweet, juicy ripe orange? Is there any man-made dish that can beat the perfection of a fully ripe cherry?
Fruit has always been recognized as one of the healthiest foods there is. In the minds of most people, fruit is seen as a healthy food we should eat more of due to its vitamin content. But even when realizing the exceptional nutritional qualities of fruit, very few people actually give it the place it deserves in the diet. Fruit is still eaten as a “snack” or a “dessert,” but is rarely seen as a staple food. Fruit should be a staple in the diet, and has been for thousands upon thousands of years, long before bread and rice were cultivated, and long before cheese, sandwiches and twinkies were invented.
You wonder what fruits can give you? Here you are some reasons which show you fruits advantages:
- Fruits contain fiber, which is necessary for optimum digestion
- Fruits represents the best source of vitamins in any food
- Fruits packed with anti-oxidants
- Fruits contain an abundance of pure water
- Fruits are the roots of health, energy, and longevity
- Fruits are the best source of the natural sugar needed for energy
You see that fruits have many important benefits to our health, and can have an extremely positive impact on our bodies. They are capable of every from increased energy, weight loss, and helping to prevent cancer, and are easy to add to our daily diet.
Fruits taste great and they are bright and colorful – red, orange, yellow, green – everything what you want. Fruits are easy to find, and easy to prepare and eat.
So why we shouldn’t eat fruits when fruits provide wonderful opportunities to lose weight and keep you feeling young and energized, and are all very delicious. All reasons say eat fruits – it’s healthy! I’m sure that you think like me, don’t you?
Today I want to tell you something more about DayBite and share with you our big day! Maybe not everyone of you know what exactly is DayBite. But don’t be afraid, I tell you everything about us.
First, what is DayBite? DayBite is a solution to your all daily meal problems. After filling a short form about your weight goal DayBite will send you (via iPhone, Android Phone) one healthy dinner recipe per a day. You’ll stop wasting your time on searching for dinner recipes! With us your every single day will become easier, healthier and you’ll achieve your weight goal much more faster! You also will be able to follow other DayBite user stream and their healthy recipes. You won’t be alone.
Second, how you can get DayBite? It’s simple. DayBite service is available at www.Daybite.com, app is prepared for Android and soon for the Iphone. You can download it now from the Google Play.
Thirdly, mayby you don’t know but DayBite team have the same goals as you have – we want to be proud of our great bodies and eat healthy, nutritious food. Firstly, we’re working at DayBite for us – but maybe we’ll also help you. All of us are very active persons and we want share with you our Fit Life Style, so you can meet us in popular internet channels. Where? Here you have the answer!
Our Funpage: www.facebook.com/daybite
You’ll find here the latest information about the project, links to interesting articles, photos related to food and of course the latest FoodShot with a description, ingredients and also data on food: carbohydrates, proteins, fats and calories. We already have 487 Facebook Followers.
Our link: http://pinterest.com/daybite
You’ll find here photos of a variety of appetizing meals, low-calorie sweets and smothies but not only …see for yourself. We prepared for you boards with motivational quotes and pictures to inspire you to lead a fit lifestyle. We already have 1,000 Followers our boards.
Our link: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/daybite
On our blog you will find the latest tasty FoodShot. I’m sure it will inspire you to prepare yourself and lead a fit lifestyle. We already have 251 Followers.
Our link: http://blog.daybite.com
Here you will find news about what is going on in the project, our team, the application updates. We prepared especially for you the interesting articles which will tell you how to boost your metabolism, or the benefits of drinking green tea and many other good tips about health and nutrition. Check it yourself!
Finally, I want tell you the best news – we started on 13.04.2012! You can use the mobile application for Android now: DayBite
To celebrate this occasion we met in cafe club Resort in Warsaw! Take a look of our big day!
We are very happy that you are with DayBite. Thank you for your support and we hope our DayBite family will grow up healthy and tasty day by day! Remember: Fit or fat – your choice!
Mariusz Ostapowicz – Co-Founder Daybite
Mariusz Ostapowicz – Co-Founder Daybite
Fit & Fat Team
Jerzy Seweryn – Co-Founder Daybite
Our Daybite cupcakes create sensation
Calories: 91,7 Fat grams:1,7
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup skim milk
4 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line 12 muffinpans with paper liners or spray with Pam. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and sugar. In a small bowl, combine the milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Add flourmix, stirring only once until combined and evenly moist. Spoon batter in muffin cups.
Bake for 25 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned.
Sometimes it feels so automatic: you arrive home, head straight for the kitchen, and dive into a box of crackers, cookies, or worse, a carton of ice cream. The worst part: Chances are you’re not even hungry. Eating just to eat is no doubt one of the biggest pitfalls to losing weight and keeping it off. Differentiate between real and imaginary hunger and you’ll avoid overeating. How do you do this? Use the Best Life Hunger Scale. A hunger scale can help you learn how to tell the difference between true, physical hunger and hunger that’s really just in your head. Psychological hunger is a desire to eat that is caused by emotions, like stress, boredom, sadness, or happiness. When you feel hungry even though you recently ate, check to see if what you’re feeling is really a craving brought on by something psychological.
Here’s a breakdown of the Hunger Scale and what each level means.
10: REDICULOUSLY STUFFED. You Just had Thanksgiving dinner! You are physically in pain and just want to lay down. You are groaning and thinking you want to fast all day tomorrow.
9: UBER uncomfortably full. You need to loosen them jeans. You no longer feel like socializing because you feel heavy, tired, bloated, and upset about taking it this far.
8: Uncomfortably full. It hurts to suck in your stomach and you are getting tired and can’t wait to feel normal again.
7. Full. You feel a bit uncomfortable because you are past the point of satisfaction. You can still “find room” for more. Your body is saying “stop” but your mind is saying “go for it”.
6: Perfectly Comfortable. You are fully at the point of satisfaction and at a happy place! Hurray!
5: Comfortable. You are more or less satisfied, but could eat a little more. Your body and brain now has what it needs to succeed!
4: A little hungry. You are start to think about food. Your body is telling you that you might want to eat. You are little hungry. These are the first sings of hunger.
3: Uncomfortable hungry. Your stomach is rumbling and you feel hunger pangs. Your coordination and patience start to wane. Anything sounds good right now!
2: Very uncomfortable. You ate irritable, cranky, and very hungry. You cannot focus and standing for a long time gives you a headache. Someone Just bring me food.
1: BEYOND HUNGRY. You feel weak and light-headed. Stomach acid is churning and you feel delirious. You are totally out of energy and everything seem like it takes so much effort. You just want eat anything right away!
For a few days, write down not only when and what you eat and what you were doing and feeling before you started eating. Using the hunger scale below, jot down your hunger level before and after each meal and snack. This “hunger diary” provides vital clues to your eating habits.
When you look back at your food journal, you may see some eating patterns. For example, you may find that you almost always eat dinner in front of the TV. You may find that you always eat an evening snack, even when you’re not hungry. You may find that you often snack when you “feel” like you want to eat (because of boredom, stress, or some other emotion), but you’re not truly hungry.
Ideally, you should begin to eat at level 3 or 4, and stop eating when you reach level 5. If you begin at a 1 or 2, you’ll be so hungry that you’re prone to overeating. And if you go into a meal in the 5- to 10-range, you’re likely eating due to boredom, stress, or for some other emotional reason.
What you think of the Hunger Scale ? Do you agree with this?
Easter is that time of the year when family and friends gather around a festive dinner table. Easter is approaching fast and its perfect time for revelry and partying so much so that it shows on our health and weights! Yes, during Easter festival, gorge on some really delicious Easter recipes that is sure to increase your weights. However, it doesn’t matter for once in a year, you can definitely give yourself a treat, but I have better way for you – Easter recipes for all those diet watchers! Eat healthy and stay healthy! A good diet is important for good health even during special occasions. Get ready to prepare Easter recipes for healthy enjoyment during the Easter festivity. Just check out few of the Easter recipes that are healthy and yummy.
Tangy chicken salad
- 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons mango chutney, chopped
- 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
- 1/4 cup halved seedless red grapes
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Leaf lettuce (optional)
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mango chutney. Add chicken, grapes, celery, and red onion. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, line two serving plates with lettuce; top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle chicken mixture with almonds.
Sesame-crusted salmon with coleslaw
- 200g (about 2 cups) thinly sliced green cabbage
- 1 avocado, halved, stone removed, peeled, coarsely chopped
- 2 celery sticks, trimmed, thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
- 2 shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced
- 50g (1/4 cup) raisins
- 65g (1/4 cup) low fat mayonnaise or plain yogurt
- 40g (1/4 cup) sesame seeds
- 4 skinless salmon fillets
- 1 tbs peanut oil
Place the cabbage, avocado, celery, carrot, shallot and raisins in a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Place the sesame seeds on a plate. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Press both sides of the salmon into the sesame seeds to coat.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the salmon for 3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Divide the coleslaw among serving plates. Top with the salmon.
Deviled eggs with mushrooms and paprika
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tbsp canned button mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp red paprika, finely chopped
- 1 tsp parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tsp scallion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp sour cream
- salt, pepper to taste
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Carefully place the eggs in the water and boil for 15 minutes for a hard boil. Drain and let cool, then peel off the shells.
Cut each egg in half, length-wise. With a teaspoon, spoon out the egg yolks into a mixing bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork to a paste. Add mushrooms, paprika, parsley and scallion. Mix together with sour cream and season with salt and pepper. Divide the yolk mixture evenly between the egg-white halves. Arrange the stuffed egg-white halves on a serving platter. Keep refrigerated until serving. Serve chilled.
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups finely shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
White chocolate cream cheese frosting
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 ounce white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- chopped walnuts, optional
In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots, pineapple and walnuts.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the chocolate, cream and extracts. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Pipe or spread over cupcakes, garnish with walnuts is desired. Store in the refrigerator.
So, celebrate Easter along with some delicious food. What are you waiting for, try healthy Easter food recipes.
Sometimes when you get tired after work and you don’t have the strength to cook dinner I have for you easy, quickly and delicious solution!
Foodshot for today is Tomatoes Pesto:
- 4 ounces sun-dried tomatoes in oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup chopped pine nuts
- 1 clove chopped fresh garlic
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt to taste
In a food processor or blender combine sun-dried tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, garlic; process until well blended. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and process. Stir in olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt to taste. Pesto will stay fresh in the fridge for a few days. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.
You can use pesto’s like this in pasta or as a condiment in sandwiches.
Adjust your ingredients to taste, feel free to experiment with different nuts, seeds, cheeses and flavored oils. Enjoy!
Vitamin C is one of, it not the most important Vitamin that we have in our daily consumptions. It provides so many great things for our body, that it hard to believe anyone would not want to take advantage of its benefits.
The Health Benefits of Vitamin C
- Vitamin C is known for a long time. It was noted that a shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables caused scurvy in sailors. Then it is associated with a lack of vitamin C.
- Vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen – the main component of skin, connective tissue and cartilage, so they are reliant mainly on the proper supply of this vitamin in the body.
Vitamin C is the most important vitamin for the immune system. It has antioxidant effects, that is protects cells against free radicals, and thus exhibits antitumor activity.
- Vitamin C deficiency leads to disruption of the immune system to infection and the effect of certain toxins. High levels of vitamin C in the body helps to create the maximum in the liver glycogen stores and enhance the detoxification function. This is of great importance in all parasitic infections (fungi, bacteria, heartworm), in poisoning the body with toxins or chemicals for all types of viral hepatitis.
Vitamin C has protective properties against many toxic substances: lead, carbon disulfide, aniline and other
- Vitamin C is water soluble vitamins and therefore is less stable in the food more easily killed during cooking and processing, so you should still provide the body with it. In some situations it is desirable to supplement with vitamin C. Increased body temperature may increase the need for this vitamin.
- Vitamin C is especially needed in the autumn and winter
Functions of Vitamin C:
- Relieves cold symptoms and shorten the illness, but it does not protect against
- Impact on tissue growth
- Protects against scurvy
- Greater absorption of manganese, and reduces the toxicity of selenium and copper
- Increases resistance in diabetics and regulates blood glucose levels
- Involved in the formation of fats and proteins
- Take part in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin, a hormone “good mood”
- Perfect for people with allergies and asthma as an inflammatory
- Protects against stress
- Participate in the regeneration of vitamin E
- Vitamin C helps in absorption of iron, manganese, and reduces the toxicity of selenium, copper, vanadium, cobalt and mercury
- Reduces the amount of selenium and copper
- Calcium and manganese, reduce the excretion of vitamin C in urine
- Runs antiallergic
- Accelerates wound healing
- Protect against carcinogens
- Has a significant role in cellular respiration
- Create collagen, cartilage and bone
- Is an activator of many enzymes
- Involved in the synthesis of adrenal hormones
- Stimulates the maturation of red blood cells
- Neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals
- Plays a large role in the activation of the vitamin B9 (folic acid)
- Contribute to the production of antibodies
- Strengthens the immune system
- Increases resistance to infectious diseases
- Lowers cholesterol, improves physical fitness
- According to the latest scientific discoveries, a diet rich in vitamin C slows the aging process and the appearance of wrinkles
- Use of higher than recommended doses of vitamin C during pregnancy can be harmful to the fetus, but is not confirmed in clinical trials
Where to Find Vitamin C
Excellent sources are both citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, grapefruit), kiwi, melons, pineapples, and the native black and red currants, strawberries, elderberries, raspberries, blackberries. It is her lot in Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip, onions, spinach, broccoli, green peas, kohlrabi, asparagus. There are also apples, soybeans, potatoes, tomatoes and artichokes.