i am an athlete.
i am a pescatarian.
(i eat 90% vegetarian and vegan meals but have not made the full plunge. time will tell)
i am passionate about/and love food.
i am on a journey to be healthy and fit.
and i am constantly learning how to balance these two into a healthy and complete lifestyle.
ugh. i am sick. i don’t think my throat has ever hurt so much. unfortunately i have not worked out the last 2 days! and have definitely had too many calories. which is funny cause i think most people eat less when they are not feeling well. however. my problem is that i can’t find anything to “satisfy” me. so i keep eating. lots of bread and peantu butter. different story though. ha.
like many people, i think, i thought that having vitamin c while sick would help relieve or lessen symptoms. however. have doing so quick google searches i found a common theme.
there are SO many different studies and opinions on vitamin c and the common cold. there is no argument that vitamin c is an essential vitamin for your health.
lots to learn.
“the word vitamin is derived from the combination of words: vital amine. vitamins are organic (carbon containing) molecules that mainly function as catalysts for reactions within the body. a catalyst is a substance that allows a chemical reaction to occur using less energy and less time than it would take under normal conditions. if these catalysts are missing, as in a vitamin deficiency, normal body functions can break down and make a person susceptible to disease.
vitamins are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. vitamin c is a water-soluble vitamin. this means that when taken in excess it is excreted in the urine. therefore it is not usually associated with toxicity. vitamin c as well as vitamin b are both stored in the liver.
fat-soluble vitamins are essentially the opposite (makes sense i suppose). fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin a, d, e and k (easily remembered with the ADEK acronym). this type of vitamin accumulates within the fat stores of the body and within the liver. so fat-soluble vitamins are often associated with toxicity when taken in large amounts.”
highly recommend reading this article. as my search started with vitamin c. this article focuses on it - in fact it is the “ultimate guide to vitamin c”. happy readings.