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By September 26, 2022No Comments

What You Should Know About Vitamin C

There was a song by Paul Simon singing about he and his girlfriend having a cold, and “drinking all the orange juice that they could hold,” or some such lyric. But as I understand vitamin C and juice it has little effect on a cold, but it has huge effects on many other body functions.

Fruits and Vegetables

Here are some of the fruits rich in Vitamin C

Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. But berries rock too — strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries. Papaya, kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe, plums, and watermelon are good sources. Even bananas, apples, and pears have some. Raw is best.

Veggies: Think green. Bell peppers are your big C winners. Load up on leafy greens too — kale, Swiss chard, collards, plus cabbage, and bok choy. Crunch into broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. I fry up a skillet of brussell sprouts in butter with some curry seasoning and some other heat herbs and go to town. My favorite. But all of these goodies are available at your market and they are all great for you and the C they contain. Hey, don’t forget tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. Microwaving keeps more of the vitamin’s benefits.

Dynamic Duo: Double down on Vitamin C can help other nutrients work better. Put red peppers in your spinach salad. Slip some broccoli into your baked beans. Pair up strawberries with your oatmeal. I do bananas and strawberries, or blueberries.

But Paul, I am sorry about all the juice, but it didn’t help: 

Your immune system does need vitamin C to work right. But extra won’t help you avoid a cold. It may make it go away faster or not feel so bad. That is if you were taking it before you got sick.


Internal Cell service:  Vitamin C will help you rid your body of chemicals causing internal damage. With all of the nasties in the environment such as pollution, cigarette smoke, 5G radiation blasting the very air you breathe, it is busy at work there.  Even sunlight, which I just praised in the vitamin D section, but it is the original source of radiation. C could help keep things working better for longer and protect you from diseases, including Alzheimer’s and cancer.


At my age, skin, bones, cartilage ligaments, tendons and blood vessels take a licking without repair nutrients to fix day to day damage.


When I was younger my body took care of itself, but its planned obsolescence took over when I hit sixty, and accelerated through seventy, and now in my late eighties is like a kamikaze screaming toward those carriers in the WWII pacific. Vitamin C is important for new skin and scar tissue when you get cut and to keep you from getting wrinkles. But when they set into wrinkling my old arms, belly, and throat, they mean business, and so I need to lay in a steady supply of C supplements to keep from falling apart and wrinkled skin makes me look like the guy who lives in the crypt.

Gets Your Brain in Gear

Now we get down to the real business at hand for C helps carry signals from your brain to every point in the body. I bet you didn’t know that.  And these affect mood, memory, motivation, and how you feel pain.  I know more than I want to know about this, for as you get older, the whole thing hurts, and any help is good help. Thank goodness for Vitamin C supplements.

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