Apple cranberry smoothie - highlighted
"We all know that vitamin C has a very positive effect on your immune system, but what else does vitamin C do?"
Apple smoothie with cranberry highlighted. Today you can read everything about the health benefits of this smoothie. This smoothies contains the following ingredients:
Vitamin C, this is the image most people have of vitamin C. But this smoothie also contains a lot of vitamin C. For example the cranberries, 100 grams of cranberries contain 22% of the recommended daily allowance. But the apple also contains vitamin C, a lot less than the cranberries, but because of the anti-oxidant operation the operation of the vitamin C is more than 250 times more than the amount of vitamin C it contains. Strawberries even contain more than 50 grams of vitamin C per 100 grams of strawberries, real vitamin C bombs. The coconut milk at last even contains vitamin C. This smoothie is a real source of vitamin C. But what is Vitamin C good for? (1+2+3+4) We all know that vitamin C has a very positive effect on your immune system, but what else does vitamin C do? For example it helps with the production of collagen. You can be familiar with collagen from the anti-wrinkle creams, it improves the elasticity of the skin to make the skin look younger. The vitamin C also plays a role in releasing energy from your muscles and it takes care of a better absorption of iron from plant based sources. So it is a very important vitamin. (5)
Heart and blood vessels
Cardiovascular disorders are very common nowadays and even one of the top causes of death. Some ingredients in this smoothie can possibly give a positive effect on the heart and blood vessels. The strawberries for example. Researchers have done a research in Norway to find the relation between the chances of a heart attack and eating strawberries and they found out that if you eat 3 portions of strawberries per week you are 32% less likely to get a heart attack. This has to do with the combination of anthocyanins and polyphenols. The polyphenols can lower the blood pressure and prevent the formation of blood clots because those polyphenols oppose the accumulation of blood platelets. We also find these polyphenols in the cranberries and they have the same effect. They also lower the cholesterol. The coconut milk also has a positive effect on the heart and blood vessels. This has to do with the lauric acid which is in the coconut milk and has a positive effect on lowering the cholesterol. (6+7+4)
Teeth get bad or get caries because of bacteria's and apples contain a juice that can kill 80% of those bacteria's. Cranberries also have a positive effect on teeth because they have anti-plaque characteristics which can prevent dental plaque. That way they protect your teeth from bacteria's. (8+7)
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