Immune Boosting Green Drink!
When we think of vitamin C most of us instantly think about citrus. Lemons and oranges are the first fruit that comes to my mind. With this green drink I wanted to make vitamin C the star, an antioxidant that has many important roles in the body. Believe it or not Kale is extremely high in vitamin C. A single cup of raw kale actually contains more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C has been shown to have many health benefits including the promotion of healthy skin, teeth, gums, healthy cardiovascular function, and respiratory function due to its antioxidant protecting qualities against oxidative stress. This quality protects the cells and tissues from oxidative damage and dysfunction which leads to disease.
A study published in the journal Nutrients suggests that Vitamin C is needed for the functioning of a healthy immune system. There is a new clinical trial to test high-dose vitamin C in patients with COVID-19. Many people in the health field are seeking ways to potentially protect themselves from the virus or to alleviate its effects once caught. During infection vitamin C levels can become depleted and a person’s requirement is increased. The aim of this study is to treat patients with IV vitamin C vs a placebo. This trial is hoped to be completed by the end of September. I will keep you posted and give you updates as they are published.
This smoothie not only contains a lot of vitamin C but many other vitamins and minerals from the kale. In combination with the Omega 3 with A+D this is one powerhouse of a nutrition. Start your day with this refreshing immune boosting nutrient dense green drink!
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Carr, A.C. A new clinical trial to test high-dose vitamin C in patients with COVID-19. Crit Care 24, 133 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-020-02851-4
At our Chiropractic Care center in McKinney, located near the corner of Eldorado Ln. and Ridge Rd., we aim to give the best care and educate our patients on how to get healthier and stay out of pain. Our Doctors will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of cancer and other diseases! We hope you enjoy this Immune Boosting Green Drink Recipe!