Jan 152013
 
vitamin c smoothie

Why would you even consider a Vitamin C smoothie? Here’ is what webmd has to say on the subject”

“Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold (though it’s thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

A recent study published in Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine that looked at over 100 studies over 10 years revealed a growing list of benefits of vitamin C.

“Vitamin C has received a great deal of attention, and with good reason. Higher blood levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health,” says study researcher Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan. “The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, eye health [and] immunity to living longer.””

You can read the whole article here

So obviously, winter or summer, it is always important to get enough vitamin C in our diets.  This smoothie is loaded with that critical vitamin, is easy to make and even tastes good as well!

1 cup cantaloupe
1/2 cup strawberries
2 cups watermelon
1 cup vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt
2 cups ice

Put everything in the blender at the same time and churn until you have the consistency you like. Now you have some powerful medicine masquerading as a tasty smoothie!

Vitamin C Smoothie

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