Berries Battle Citris Fruits for the Vitamin C Spotlight

I started eating a lot of berries in the last year I was doing research on antioxidants and found that stawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are great for fighting the free radicals that cause rapid aging, cancer, and other annoying health issues.

What is interesting is that oranges get all the credit for their vitamin C cold fighting benefits. I found that citris fruits, as high in vitamin C as they are hyped up, have less vitamin C than berries and even red peppers. Interesting.

I don’t like highly acidic foods and am not an orange fan. I take 500 milligrams of vitamin C, but found that strawberries have even more than oranges. Although strawberries are also acidic, no berries are more acidic than oranges. So, if you like the idea of fighting colds with vitamin C, but do not want all of the acid from citric fruits, the berry family may be the one you’ll be visiting. Commercial orange juice is also pumped with tons of sugar, something most orange juice fans overlook. So, diabetes patients get all the vitamin C with all the sugar.

At a recent birthday party that I threw, most of the invitees showed up with cake, cookies, etc. I created my berry medley, garnished with thin lime slices and bathing in apple juice. Not only was this a hit at the party, but I even had a request for the recipe, which by the way took me all of 10 minutes to make. The berry medley was gone within 30 minutes and I unfortunately had to tell people I did not make enough.

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Important Information About this Blog

Important Information About this Blog

I am no doctor or nutritionist, but actually a web designer and a growing blogger. I have, from both sides of my parents’ sides certain diseases that run in my family including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, blood clotting, and I am sure a whole bunch of other diseases and health conditions that have not reared their ugly heads yet.

So, I basically ran into nutrition information all over the web that has sparked my own personal research over the years. I want to fight the diseases that are heredity in my family. I am not saying that eating fruits and vegetables will prevent my getting any of these conditions in the future, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to try.

Hereditary is Hereditary! Somewhere down the line, one of these health conditions will probably catch up with people and I am sure most people are worried, me included. However, you can never lose eating fruits, vegetables, and any other nutritous foods with plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Most people I know eat red meat, fried foods, foods high in sodium, and foods high in sugar. Candy, soda, hamburgers, french fries, eggs, bacon, home fries, and coffee are on everyone’s favorite food list. These foods alone can cause all sorts of health problems without them running in one’s family. Switching from soda to water alone will improve your health.

Very important note:

Since I am not a doctor or nutritionist, I want to make it clear that what I write about in my blogs is from my collection of reading hundreds of web pages on over 100 nutritious foods and their vitamin and mineral content. Most nutritionists explain nutrition in technical health terms which I do not understand. Most doctors put you on prescriptions for heart medicine, cholesterol, blood pressure. Most doctors do not talk about fruits and vegetables.

I am talking in plain English to people who would like to fight health problems that run in their family, but I want to make it clear that my advice is in no way a substitute for going to the doctor and listening to his/her advice. If a doctor wants to put you on a prescription, then by all means, do it. If a nutritionist tells you to eat more of a specific food, do it.

My advice in this blog is for supplimental information about nutrition and eating right only. I will talk about the best foods to fight against a disease, but I do not claim that any of these foods and their nutrition actually prevent the disease. Fighting hereditary is hard, but eating right definitely makes it easier.

Either way, eat right and enjoy your food!