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Vitamin C Is Vital for All Ages

From eNewsletter 4/25/2022

DID YOU KNOW that there are numerous reasons outside of the pandemic why vitamin C is a critical supplement nutrient? In a Nutrient study of heathy young persons, 1000 mg. daily of vitamin C supplementation significantly increased subjective feeling of concentration and promoted better cognitive performance requiring sustained attention. We love this study because it shows enhanced performance even in healthy, young subjects. Another critical reason for supplementing with vitamin C is to promote collagen production. A study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that governmental daily values for vitamin C around the world are woefully low for the amount of vitamin C needed to keep collagen production functioning optimally. Collagen provides integrity for joints, ligaments, skin, and other forms of connective tissue. Results from a Nutrients study indicate that especially under times of high stress, vitamin C significantly regulates neurotransmission, plasticity, and network activity by limiting excitability in the brain. Finally, a British Journal of Nutrition study found that supplementing with vitamin C helps heal chronic foot ulcers quicker.


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Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Steve: Environmental Working Group came out with its 2022 "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" list, an annual ranking of nonorganic fruits and vegetables based on the amount of pesticides found in samples of the foods. EWG researchers get data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's samplings of pesticide residue on produce done yearly or every 2 years. Dirty Dozen These fruits and vegetables were found to have the most pesticide residues this year:

  • Strawberries

  • Spinach

  • Kale, and collard and mustard greens

  • Nectarines

  • Apples

  • Grapes

  • Bell and hot peppers

  • Cherries

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Celery

  • Tomatoes

Clean 15 These fruit and vegetable samples had virtually no detectable pesticide residues.

  • Avocados

  • Sweet corn

  • Pineapple

  • Onions

  • Papaya

  • Sweet peas (frozen)

  • Asparagus

  • Honeydew melon

  • Kiwi

  • Cabbage

  • Mushrooms

  • Cantaloupe

  • Mangoes

  • Watermelon

  • Sweet potatoes

Most of the Dirty Dozen have very thin skin, which requires many more pesticides to keep insects and other organisms from infiltrating the produce. Even though sweet corn is part of the clean fifteen, the testing does not account for the amount of glyphosate that is absorbed into the corn. So with sweet corn, always try to choose organic. All the residues found were within legal limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Although the levels are legal, that doesn't necessarily mean they are safe. This is why we still recommend choosing organic produce whenever possible. However, if you need to watch your budget, you can at least buy the Clean 15 conventionally and know that they are very low in pesticides.


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