It’s only January after all, and I haven’t forgotten my New Year’s resolution to keep fit and stay healthy. I hardly gulp down soda now, and that’s a good thing! I still drink coffee, and that’s another story 😀 One thing that doesn’t hurt us is drinking fruit juices but it can sometimes be a hassle slicing, dicing and pureeing. That is why I opt for ready-made juices which I can buy by the bottle in the market – of course, the more natural, the better.
I was certainly glad to be introduced to the Smart C+ high Vitamin C drink brought to us by Oishi, the cracker maker. One bottle of Oishi Smart C+ already contains 500 mg. of Vitamin C which is all you need to get through the day’s activities.
No more popping the Vit C pill either. Oishi Smart C+ is available in three delicious flavors which you can drink with gusto to supplement your meals …. Lemon Squeeze, Pomelo Grapefruit and Orange Crush. I’ve been taking these as my breakfast juice and I love the fact that they contain no preservatives, artificial color, artificial sweeteners or that sugar-loaded high fructose corn syrup. One bottle is equivalent to 11 lemons or 4pomelos and 8 oranges.
You may wonder what all this fuss about Vitamin C is. We normally take it to prevent colds and infections, especially during the rainy months. But this vitamin certainly has more benefits than meet the eye. It is, for example, a powerful anti-oxidant which aids in important tissue growth and repair and prevents deadly diseases like cancer.
A depleted amount of vitamin C in the body can impair the synthesis of collagen. Collagen, a protein found in every single body cell, is the glue that holds the body together. It connects our tissues, supporting the skin, bones,tendons, cartilage, and muscles. Needed to maintain cellular integrity, collagen provides our cells with strength, flexibility, and resilience.Vitamin C enables the body to produce and maintain the collagen it needs to help our cells to recover from daily wear and tear.
On the other hand, hydration is the reason why we need to take our Vitamin C in liquid form. I remember when I was pregnant how my doctor told me to drink water as much as possible. Drinking our daily fluids ensures proper digestion, lessens joint pains, improves skin texture and gives us much-needed energy boost. Just be careful to choose your drink from the many varieties available in the market. They might do you more harm than good as most of them contain high amounts of sugar and additives.
Find Oishi Smart C in leading supermarkets and health stores or keep updated through their Facebook page
Or, better yet, view this commercial 😉