Although for decades has been one of the main fighters against colds and flu, vitamin C plays an almost insignificant role in strengthening our immunity, according to new research.
In the research on international health organization participate more than 11,000 volunteers. Some of them consumed a placebo, and the rest used at least 0.2 grams of Vitamin C daily.
Individuals who have taken large quantities of vitamin C when they were cold, did not notice any difference in the duration and severity of the disease. At participants who were taking vitamin C before they get sick, duration of disease decreased by an average of less than one day.
Representatives of research reminded that some foods contain up to one gram of vitamin, which is ten times more than the recommended dose. Because our body cannot absorb such large amounts, vitamin C is excreted in the urine after a few hours later.
The body takes as much as vitamin C as is necessary for 24 hours, and the rest is excreted. Also, representatives of the research pointed out that the skyrocketing of larger amounts of vitamin C can cause diarrhea.
Vitamin C does not maintain long in our body, so it should be administered daily. It is found in green vegetables, tomatoes, red berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries), citrus (oranges, lemons, grapefruit), parsley, potatoes…
When you consume vitamin C through diet, you should be careful because he easily loses its value in the process of cooking. Vitamin C is not very durable nor on high nor on low temperature . Fruits and vegetables cooked 10-20 minutes wasting half the vitamin C that they naturally contains.
Therefore, you should eat the vegetables and fruits fresh or cook them on steam. So you will enter the maximum amount of this so important vitamin.