Citrus is rich in different types of flavonoids, a compound that exhibits antioxidant properties in the human body. Naringin, a powerful antioxidant, is a flavonoid found in the peels of grapefruit, mandarin, and lemons. According to a number of studies naringin is so powerful that it may reduce radiation-induced damage to cells. Another important flavonoid is hesperidin. It is concentrated in the white inner layer of oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits. Studies have shown that hesperidin reduces the proliferation of cancer cells, induces programmed cell death, and is very efficient in hypoglycemia.
This is how you can make your own Vitamin C Supplement:
First you need to be sure that the citrus fruits you buy are organic. Eat the fruit and save the peels, you’ll use them to make dried citrus powder.
Here’s what you need to do to prepare homemade Vitamin C:
Take the peels and spread them on a dehydrator tray. Dehydrate them at 100 °F for 24 hours, or until they are dry and crispy. Throw the dry peels in a blender and grind them until you get the desired consistency. Put the powder in an airtight container and keep it in a cool place.
In comparison to the fruit, the peel contains much more vitamins and minerals. For example, one tablespoon of lemon peel has twice the vitamin C and three times the fiber than a lemon wedge.
Take one spoon of this homemade vitamin C every day. How you consume it is entirely up to you. Add it to soups, salads, smoothies and juices, it’s beneficial in every type of food. Take it whenever you can and boost your immunity so that you never get sick again.