Prevent Heart Disease with Dietary Vitamin C and Low Sugar Diet

Sugar Blocks the Absorption of Dietary Vitamin C:

 

Sugar blocks the absorption of dietary vitamin C. Make an effort to get vitamin C in your diet without sugar being in your stomach or in the food item being consumed.

DHA transport activity in both GLUT1 and GLUT3 was inhibited by 2-deoxyglucose, D-glucose, and 3-O-methylglucose among other hexoses while fructose and L-glucose showed no inhibition. Inhibition by the endofacial inhibitor, cytochalasin B, was non-competitive and inhibition by the exofacial inhibitor, 4,6-O-ethylidene-alpha-glucose, was competitive. Expressed mutant constructs of GLUT1 and GLUT3 did not transport DHA.

  • Most fruits can have 3 types of sugar: fructose, glucose, and sucrose.
  • Sucrose gets broken down by the body to about 50% glucose and 50% fructose.
  • High fructose corn syrup has about 55% fructose and 45% glucose.

 

Dietary Vitamin C is not Just Ascorbic Acid:

 

Ascorbic Acid has it place in short term acute use, but is not recommended for long term use.

Dietary Vitamin C Has these fractional components:

  • Ascorbic Acid
  • ascorbinogen
  • bioflavonoids
  • rutin
  • tyrosinase
  • Factor J
  • Factor K
  • Factor P

Manufactured Vitamin C (Vitamin C Supplements) has only this component:

  • Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid when alone, kills healthy gut bacteria.  The ascorbic acid in supplements is often derived from corn starch, corn sugar, or rice starch, and is chemically dependent upon volatile acids.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that synthetic or processed vitamins either don’t work as expected or are probably bad for you with long term use.

The best way to get a vitamin you need is by finding the spice, tea, vegetable, or fruit that has the most of the vitamin you are looking for and consume it in moderation.

 

Sample Dietary Sources of Vitamin C (Choose the items with the least sugar):

  • Hibiscus
  • Rose Hips
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Saffron
Food Milligrams (mg) per serving Percent (%) DV*
Red pepper, sweet, raw, ½ cup 95 158
Orange, 1 medium 70 117
Grapefruit juice, ¾ cup 70 117
Kiwifruit, 1 medium 64 107
Green pepper, sweet, raw, ½ cup 60 100
Broccoli, cooked, ½ cup 51 85
Strawberries, fresh, sliced, ½ cup 49 82
Brussels sprouts, cooked, ½ cup 48 80
Grapefruit, ½ medium 39 65
Broccoli, raw, ½ cup 39 65
Tomato juice, ¾ cup 33 55

 

Dietary Vitamin E Prevents Heart Disease

 

Example Dietary Sources of Vitamin E:

  • Avocado (1 whole avocado 10% DV)
  • Almonds (1 oz 27% DV)
  • Spinach (1 bunch 6.9 mg 26% DV)
  • Sweet Potato (1 tbsp (15% DV)
  • Sun Flower Seeds (2 tbsp 15% DV)
  • Olive Oil (1 tbsp 7% DV)

 

Other Foods and Spices that Help Prevent Heart Disease:

 

Cacao, Cocoa, and Dark Chocolate (keep the sugar content low in food items chosen to get the most benefit) [improvements in endothelial and platelet function, makes arteries and blood vessels more flexible over time, make sure less than 6 servings per week]

Wild Salmon [makes arteries and blood vessels more flexible over time]

Ginger [anti-inflammatory]

Dandelion root and Dandelion leaf [protect against oxidative stress, and prevent atherosclerosis]

Hibiscus [Lowers blood pressure]

Turmeric  (must be combined with black pepper and consumed with a dietary fat) [blood thinner]

 

Loquats and Loquat Leaf

Bay Leaf

Celery

Garlic

Flax Seed

Green Tea

Tomato

Watermelon

 

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Resources:

Ascorbic Acid Is Not Vitamin C – Whole Food Vitamins:

https://www.vitamincfoundation.org/mortality.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14703305?dopt=Abstract

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124017177000320

http://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2200277

An Na+-dependent l-ascorbic acid transport process and SVCT2 are present in RPE 10 and lens epithelial cells, 11 respectively. However, the Na+-dependent l-ascorbic acid transport process in RPE is inhibited by d-glucose, suggesting that it may not be SVCT1 or -2. 10 The facilitative glucose transporters, GLUT1 and -3 mediate equilibrative and relatively low-affinity dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) transport. 12 13 

 

Evidence from many epidemiological studies suggests that high intakes of fruits and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease [1,54,55]. This association might be partly attributable to the antioxidant content of these foods because oxidative damage, including oxidative modification of low-density lipoproteins, is a major cause of cardiovascular disease [1,4,55]. In addition to its antioxidant properties, vitamin C has been shown to reduce monocyte adherence to the endothelium, improve endothelium-dependent nitric oxide production and vasodilation, and reduce vascular smooth-muscle-cell apoptosis, which prevents plaque instability in atherosclerosis [2,56].

 

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124017177000320

http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nutr.25.050304.092647

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16195374

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLUT1

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/#h8

https://draxe.com/top-10-vitamin-e-rich-foods/

 

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