01 Feb The Power of Vitamin C
Vitamin C has been proven to ward off or lessen the severity of illness. Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables-such as kiwi, oranges, lemons, limes, rose hips, and bell peppers-also help our body to absorb iron and vitamin B12 from protein, offering much needed energy during this time of the year. Animals make their own vitamin C, but we lost the ability to do this through evolution; therefore, keeping our vitamin C up through dietary intake is important for our health and well-being.
Try this tea recipe and reap the benefits of vitamin C for a new year and a new you…
Rose Hip Tea
Grind approximately 3-4 cups of fresh rose hips and boil in 2-3 cups of water for 20 minutes; strain the liquid to remove the pulp before drinking.
Or, add 2 teaspoons of dried rose hips to a tea leaf holder. Place in a mug; add 1 cup boiling water; steep for 10 minutes; remove the tea leaf holder.
Fresh rose hips contain twice as much vitamin C as an orange.
Enjoy your tea with a squeeze of lemon and a drop of honey.