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    Blog — 2021

    The 5 Things You Need To Know About Vitamin C

    The 5 Things You Need To Know About Vitamin C

    We are always hearing about how Vitamin C is good for our bodies but have you ever wondered why? I’m a big fan of simple fast facts, usually in a list form so I can read it, learn it and go on with my full day...so we’ve put together everything you need to know about Vitamin C and how you can get more into your diet so you can read it, learn it and get your kids to soccer practice! Let’s do this!

    • Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free Radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy or when we are exposed to cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.
    • Vitamin C can be found in all kinds of foods (including our Extra Strength Elderberry Gummies) and is a popular supplement to take especially when you’re needing extra immune support.
    • For the kids, it is important to take because as their little bodies grow, Vitamin C can help repair bones and tissues. It can help your children's gums stay healthy and because of the aid to help repair blood vessels, it helps minimize the bruising from a heavy fall or scrapes from playing in the yard.
    • For adults, the results you see when taking this specific vitamin are significant. Vitamin C can help reduce Chronic disease, manage high blood pressure, lower your risk of heart disease, help prevent iron deficiency and boost your immunity. Young or old, Vitamin C is key to your overall health!
    • The amount of Vitamin C dosage your body needs is based around your age or stage of life. Here is a chart to show each age and the recommended dose.

    Our Elderberry Gummies are a great source of Vitamin C as well as Zinc and Vitamins D and E... and they are a fun treat for your kiddos. For a limited time, use code GUMMY15 to get 15% off your order of our Extra Strength Elderberry Gummies!

    Foods Rich in Vitamin C

    Want more foods that are rich in Vitamin C added to your diet? Grab ahold of these fruits and make a fruit salad out of it and you’ll be consuming all sorts of Vitamin C!

    • Cantaloupe
    • Citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit
    • Kiwi fruit
    • Mango
    • Papaya
    • Pineapple
    • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries
    • Watermelon

    Here is one recipe you can make- https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/vitamin-c-superfruit-salad

    FUN FACT (for those who need a little fun):There is a fruit called the Kakadu plum which is an Australian native superfood containing 100 times more vitamin C than oranges. It has the highest known concentration of vitamin C, containing up to 5,300 mg per 100 grams. Hmmmm...I wonder how I can get that into our Elderberry Syrup recipe??

     

    Articles referenced:

    https://www.babycenter.com/toddler/feeding/vitamin-c-in-your-childs-diet_10324695#:~:text=Vitamin%20C%20helps%20form%20and,and%20keeps%20infections%20at%20bay.

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-foods#TOC_TITLE_HDR_7

    https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/ 

    Black History Month

    Black History Month

    Happy February! Many of you know, February is Black History Month. This past summer was a highly energized season of racial conflict in our country, and for me and my family, it spurred us to seek out what racial reconciliation means and how we as a white family can contribute to the solution. We have a few family values that define what it means to “be a Watson”. These include things like: We are kind. We show respect. We tell the truth. We love to laugh. We value people over things. So as we faced the decision on what is our role in the pursuit of racial reconciliation, we were drawn to a posture of education and awareness. There’s so much I could share on this blog about this journey, but I want to focus specifically on empowering you and your family to join us and there’s no better time to start than now.


    My first challenge to you is to expand “Black History Month” to the entire year, not just the month of February. There’s just too much information to be gleaned about the excellent contributions and accomplishments of black people to squeeze into 28 days. To help you with this, we’ve come up with twelve ideas to expand your knowledge and awareness of black culture. Tackle one per month and you’ll be celebrating BHM all year long!


    1. Evening read with the kiddos: “What Color Is my World.”
    2. Mask up field trip to a Black Heritage tour near you. Locals, here are some Black Heritage tours in New Albany or visit Muhammed Ali Center.
    3. Word Search: Search, circle & educate. Free printables!
    4. Picture this: Picture book reading, “Henry’s Freedom Box.” (kid friendly)
    5. Movie Night: “The Color of Friendship” (kid friendly)
    6. Celebrate and Shop: Support Black owned businesses. 
      “That’s my Dog” and “Funky Waffle.” (Both located in Jeffersonville Indiana.)
    7. Documentary for Adults: “More Than A Month.
    8. Watch the movie “Hidden Figures”. There are also books of the story too.
    9. Printable Coloring Pages: Color and educate
    10. Educate through social media: Follow “The Conscious Kid
    11. Tune In: Listen and educate on black musicians.
    12. Read through “Honor Black History Month with Truth and Action” article from Be The Bridge

    So excited to be learning and growing alongside each other! If you have any other ways you love to celebrate Black History, comment below and let us know.


    Photo of Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY taken by Earth Trekkers.