Let’s start this year with the great vitamin C.
If we talk about tea, this is the compound found mostly in green tea. This is also a substance that is important for our overall well-being. So, it’s definitely the vitamin you don’t want to neglect.
Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen, the large protein that can be found in our skin, bones, and connective tissues. The main reason we need it is for healing wounds. This is important because without collagen, our cuts will never heal and open wounds could be easily infected, causing more serious problems. At a younger age, our body naturally produces this protein but as we age, the level of collagen production drops dramatically. That’s why it’s important to keep the vitamin C intake at a higher score. Of course, beauty is the next thing 🙂 Collagen also helps with skin elasticity. As we go through an aging process, our skin needs some support to stay flexible. Don’t be shy, give it what it needs! Your older self will be grateful. 🙂
The next important thing about vitamin C is that it helps us absorb iron. If our body doesn’t absorb it properly, the consequences could be anemia, which will lead to other unwanted health conditions. We don’t want this, right? If you don’t drink tea daily, squeeze some orange juice, because it’s boosted with vitamin C as well. Find what works for you best, just make sure to supply your body daily.
This vitamin is important for our immune system and body functions to run at their best. Most of us are getting it from food and beverages, but if you find you lack this intake, some supplements may help, too. It’s always better to absorb from nature, that’s for sure, but if that’s not possible, then it’s even better to reach for supplements than not to take it at all.
Here are some herbs you can use to make tea and help that vitamin intake;
Green tea, Hibiscus, Mint, Thyme, Dillweed, Rosemary, Anise seed, Basil, Ginger, Cloves, Vanilla, Bay leaf…
From the Black Rabbit Tea collection, there are three blends that are high in vitamin C, those are Rabbit Boost, Roll the Dice, and Morrocan LOM.
Rabbit Boost is a blend of hibiscus flowers, dandelion root, mint, curcumin, lemon, and cinnamon. This combination will boost the immune system and keep you warm during cold days.
Roll the Dice is a mixture of hibiscus flowers, mint, anise seed, and marigold. The power of this blend is in its unique taste, besides the benefits to the body.
Moroccan LOM is the original Moroccan tea recipe with extra cranberry. Green tea, mint, cranberry leaf, and cranberry buds serve you as daily detox, not just vitamin C intake helper 🙂
What’s also great about these three blends is that they are good to go for summer days, as well. Just drop a few cubes of ice and you have an Ice Tea beverage of joy.
Here’s the link to these blends if you might wanna check them out.
There’s a wide list of herbs and spices, also foods that contain a good amount of vitamins. Make sure that you add them to your routine one way or another. Find what works for you best. I drink about 5 cups of tea daily and sometimes, even more, depending on whether I’m searching for a new blend or just going through my daily routine. Still, that’s not enough. I also drink a few freshly squeezed orange or lemon juices, make smoothies, and have regular meals. All that together is enough intake of vitamin C. Don’t think that only two cups of tea will do it all for you :D. It’s great to drink it daily, it helps on so many levels, but it’s not enough for daily vitamin intake, for sure.
What are your routines? How do you supply your body with vitamins?
Let me know in the comments!