Eating Enough Vitamin C to Keep Your Immune System at Peak Efficiency
During times of stress … and during Coronavirus spreading .. We need a daily consumption of 500 mg – 1000 mg. total of vitamin C … split into at least four (4) … 125 mg doses …. each about 4 hours apart. Taking a single Vitamin C supplement pill in the morning just doesn’t work, because we pee out ~eliminate through urination~… the Vitamin C about 4 hrs after eating it.
500 mg – 1,000 Vit. C a day is necessary during stressful times to protect your already stress compromised immune system, specifically higher levels of Vit. C throughout the day … to protect our highly-important immune compounds ~ responses that fight Coronaviruses …
By taking enough Vit. C, the Vitamin C acts a “body-guard” molecules throughout your body to protect critical … Antibodies & Lymphokines and Immune System defense cells: Macrophages, Killer-T Cells (T-Lymphocytes), Dendritic Cells, White Blood Cells (Basophils & Eosinophiles) …. the key defensive components of our immune system, that attack and destroy the Coronaviruses … But note…. These immune system components need protection, by their own body-guards, so they don’t get ruined before they can do their job.
Sadly, all of these critical immune system components are all damaged or ruined by the consequences of viral attacks on our nasal, throat, & lung lining (mucosal lining) cells. When the virus causes the death of our mucosal layer cells … the dying cells lyse (apoptosis) and split open, releasing lots of nasty free-radicals, nitric oxide & harmful oxidants… chemicals that damage or wreck our immune system’s Antibodies & Lymphokines and Immune System defense cells.
To protect these most important immune system components, they need a powerful-but-proven-safe anti-oxidant “body-guard” molecule, like Vitamin C. … Vitamin C reacts within nano-seconds to neutralize the free radicals, oxidants & nitric oxide & cell death products => protecting our critical Immune System components, allowing them to do their jobs of killing viruses & bacterial invaders.
Why eat Vitamin C?
Only 2 kinds of creatures on earth need to eat dietary Vitamin C … Primates ( including Humans) … & Red Vented Bul-bul birds (and other birds). … Why? … All other animals evolved to make it themselves, but because we primates have evolved over millions of years, with lots of fresh fruits & veg in our diet, we don’t make it ourselves… and we must EAT Vit C every day …. Pigs make their own Vitamin C, Goats, Cats, Dogs make their Vitamin C…. but we have to eat FOODS CONTAINING Vitamin C, about 4 times a day.
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Four (4) doses of Vitamin C @ 125 mg per dose, requires the following amount of foods, 4 times a day.
Servings (as cups) every 4 hours of Vitamin C … Vit C Content …. mg / serving
10 cups – Apple (manzana) = 12 mg. (1 cup raw)
12 cups – Avocado (aguacate)=10 mg (1 cup raw).
1½ cup -Brocoli = 81 mg (1 cup raw)
1¼ cup – Cabbage (repollo) = 93 mg. (1 cup raw)
2 cup- Cantaloupe (Melon Chino) = 57 mg (1 cup serving)
2/3 cup- Chaya 180 mg (1 cup serving)
… a super-food with 7 g protein, 300 mg Ca, 10 mg iron,1357 units Vitamin A, (1 cup raw)
2½ cup – Grape fruit (toronja)= 50 mg (whole)
1/3 cup of Guava (guayaba)= 373 mg (1 cup raw)
1½ cup – Kiwi = 93 mg (1 cup raw)
3 -Lemon = 44 mg (whole)
4 – Lime (Limon)= 30 mg (whole)
2 cup – Mango = 60 mg (1 cup raw)
2 – Orange (Naranja) = 58 mg (whole)
1 cup – Orange Juice (Jugo de Naranja) = 125 mg (1 cup)
2/3 cup- Pepper (pimiento rojo)= 190 mg (1 cup raw)
1¼ cup – Pepper -Green Chile (spicy) (ChileVerde) = 109 mg (1 cup raw)
1¼ cup – Papaya = 100 mg (1 cup raw)
1½ – cup – Pineapple (Piña) = 78 mg (1 cup raw)
2 cup – Potato (Papas) (Microwaved) = 72 mg
1¼ cup – Strawberry (fresa) = 100 mg. (1 cup raw)
Again, these portions are eaten about 4 times a day, to maintain good Vit C levels to fight the Coronavirus.
NOTE: Boiling any of these reduces Vitamin C by at least 50% … Microwaving preserves most Vit C.
~ Stay well, stay informed, stay safe. ~
The Good Doctor Fry
Steven Michael Fry
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science, Measurement Science, Public Health & Environment
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