Vitamin C: A Powerful Healer Vitamin C is one of the most powerful healing agents known to man. It helps your body fight off infections, fights cancer cells, and promotes healthy skin. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits. Most people don’t realize that it’s actually possible to get enough vitamin C from foods! For example, oranges are rich in vitamin C, but they’re not always easy to come by. If you live in a tropical climate where there isn’t much sunshine or if you have a diet that doesn’t include many fruits and vegetables, then oranges might be out of reach. However, it’s very simple to make your own orange juice at home using just water and sugar. Just add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen orange juice per gallon of water and let it steep overnight. Then strain and drink up! (You could even use whole oranges instead of the peel!) Another great way to get vitamin C is through eating raw fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel or anchovies. These foods contain high levels of vitamin C because they’ve been exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.
Too Many People Are Ignoring These 3 Warning Signs Of Heart Disease July is heart health month and while most people think about the dangers of things like smoking, not many are talking about heart disease.
But did you know there are three warning signs that could mean you’re at risk for heart disease?
Ignoring these could lead to more serious problems later on down the road. 1. Pain in the Neck Many people experience pain in their neck at one time or another. Sometimes it’s noticeable and other times it can be very minor. But if you feel a dull ache or sharp pain in your neck on a regular basis, you might want to have it checked out by a medical professional just to be safe. The reason is that pain in the neck can be a warning sign of heart disease and even a stroke.
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