Beat-the-Bug-Baltimore – Part 2

January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm


While most of us are familiar with the citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc.) as a friendly and plentiful source of the immune-boosting nutrient Vitamin C, did you know that many common vegetables are also stocked with “C-Power”? Broccoli, bell peppers, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and tomatoes are all wonderful veggie source of vitamin C. Individuals with frequent sinusitis and “phlegm” conditions may actually experience an aggravation of their symptoms from eating citrus containing foods since they stimulate mucus production. Turning attention to alternative source of Vitamin C found in vegetables or with supplementation may be a more effective way to keep the immune system strong and resilient for sinusitis sufferers.

Vitamin C is a vital anti-oxidant needed in our bodies to quench free radicals, support wound healing, stimulate a healthy immune response to colds & flus and calm inflammation. Because Vitamin C is water-soluble, our bodies excrete what is not needed and the main side effect of too much Vitamin C for a person’s body is loose stools. Everyone has a different threshold for the amount of Vitamin C tolerated in a day. More frequent doses of vitamin C are often needed at the onset and early stages of most infections. For more information on Beating-the Bug, contact Dr. Emily via the e-mail link above.

Entry filed under: Seasons, Wellness Tips, winter.

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