While there is still no available vaccine yet for COVID-19, we need to continue looking after our physical and mental health to aid our immune system.
To maintain a healthy lifestyle, we need to stay active and eat a well-balanced diet, says the World Health Organization (WHO). It also pays to take food, rich in essential nutrients like Vitamin C, which plays a big role in keeping our body away from illnesses that weaken our immune system.
Every day, adults need at least 75 mg of Vitamin C, as per the Recommended Energy and Nutrition Intake (RENI), to help keep us strong and healthy. Fortunately, Vitamin C is water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach.
While it is commonly advised to get vitamin C intake from foods, many people turn to supplements to meet their needs. For instance, FITN’TRIM, a healthy drink that is also an alternative source of vitamin C and other nutrients for a healthier diet, has 75 mg (100% RENI) of Vitamin C per sachet.
Aside from helping keep the body strong and healthy, taking the right amount of Vitamin C also has other amazing advantages, as listed below:
A Strong Antioxidant
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, which serves as molecules that protect the immune system from harmful “free radicals.” These harmful molecules can cause oxidative stress to the body when piled together and has been linked to numerous chronic diseases. Studies show that Vitamin C increases the body’s antioxidant levels by 30 percent, which also helps the body fight off inflammation.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Vitamin C helps the kidney remove sodium and water from the body, which also helps the blood vessel walls relax and thereby blood pressure. Lower blood pressure also means a healthy heart, which lessens the chance of getting a heart attack or a stroke. It is important for many Filipinos today since 2 out of 10 people are at risk of hypertension.
Prevents Iron Deficiency
Vitamin C acts as a diuretic, which helps the kidney remove sodium and water from the body, and also helps the blood vessel walls relax, thereby lowering blood pressure. Lower blood pressure also means a healthy heart, which lessens the chance of getting a heart attack or a stroke. This is important for many Filipinos today since 2 out of 10 people are at risk of hypertension.
Helps with Physical Health and Weight Loss
Exercise is still recommended, despite the need for people to stay and work at home to stay safe from the virus. Alongside a balanced diet and a workout routine, vitamin C is a great addition to improve physical well-being. It also improves the body’s ability to heal wounds and reduce inflammation inside and outside the body.
Studies have shown that Vitamin C status is inversely related to body mass. Individuals with adequate Vitamin C status oxidize 30% more fat during a moderate exercise bout than individuals with low Vitamin C status; thus, vitamin C depleted individuals may be more resistant to fat mass loss. In short, burning fat will be incredibly easy during workouts.
Good for the Mental Health
Vitamin C is also a remedy and energy booster for mental health, especially that studies show people with higher levels of vitamin C are less likely to suffer from depression and fatigue. It also helps improve memory and, with the ability to prevent inflammation and oxidative stress, it also helps reduce inflammation in the brain, spine, and nerves that can cause Dementia.
A Source of Vitamins and other Nutrients
Aside from being a high source of Vitamin C, FITN’TRIM is also a great drink to partner during workout routines or healthy diets.
As one of Santé’s premier organic health and wellness products, FITn’Trim has the brand’s signature organic pure barley grass powder, certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.
It contains green tea and a zest of lemon flavor mixed with L-Carnitine that aids in increasing your metabolism, which triggers the reduction of body fat, helping you get rid of the unwanted baggage that weighs you so you can have a more positive and lighter life.
FITN’TRIM also has calcium to help build strong bones and teeth, protein to help in muscle growth and maintenance, magnesium to aid in muscle and nerve function, dietary fiber to aid digestive health, as well as Iron and Zinc, which also helps our immune system.
To learn more about FITN’TRIM and Santé’s other organic health and wellness products and services, visit its website at santebarley.com.