An acid touch never hurt anyone
Aug 25, 2022
Well, let's try to say this calmly: ascor-bi-co acid and ci-tri-ic acid. They may even sound strange to you, but these two friends are already old acquaintances of yours. Do you want to bet?
But what exactly is ascorbic acid?
It is nothing less than the technical name for vitamin C. And as you may know, this acid is an antioxidant vitamin present in fruits and vegetables. In addition to its natural form, it can also be produced in the laboratory and added to food products and supplements.
But ascorbic acid doesn't stop there. It is used to prevent the development of microorganisms in meat and pasta production, prevents the oxidation of cereals, canned products and beverages such as wine, beer, milk and natural fruit juices (like those of Sonatural).
*Pause for breath*.
And as if all this were not enough, it still has several health benefits. There's only one catch. As it is neither produced nor stored by the body, it is important to eat foods rich in vitamin C frequently.
Iron health? Put more vitamin C in it
It's already common sense: vitamin C improves the immune system response. We drink an orange juice and automatically we are already preventing colds and flu. It even seems too easy.
But wait, there are more perks you might not know about. Iron absorption prevents anemia, benefits muscle and arterial function, aids in wound healing, and is essential in skin care.
And if the orange is the only fruit with vitamin C that you know, it is on par with the others: lemon, pomegranate, watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, cherries, chestnuts and tomatoes. And lest you say that we only recommend fruit, you have other foods such as peppers, artichokes, potatoes, turnips, parsley, broccoli, watercress and other dark leafy vegetables. It's a bigger list than the shopping list!
The benefits are on the face (and the skin)
A vitamin C It is widely used in cosmetics. It is its antioxidant power that fights the action of free radicals, responsible for cellular aging. It is also important in the production of collagen which gives firmness and elasticity to muscles, bones, teeth, artery and vein walls and, of course, the skin.
Helps minimize and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and maintains skin elasticity. It also helps to even out the skin tone, attenuating dark spots and increasing luminosity.
Vitamin C is a whole mood
Tired and stressed? Vitamin C is your ally. It is necessary for the production of carnitine that helps you recover from physical and mental fatigue. Recent studies have also proven the benefits of vitamin C in combating the symptoms of depression.
In Sonatural juices, vitamin C prevents the fruit from oxidizing without altering its original characteristics. So you already know. Next time you see ascorbic acid on Sonatural labels, don't think it's a 7-headed bug.
Or touch acid that bids for you
Citric acid is another repeater in our juices. It is used to detoxify the body of fats and has many health benefits. You will find it in various everyday products, from food, cosmetics and medicines.
Fruits rich in citric acid are normally rich in other vitamins, such as B1 and B2, which favor the functioning of the digestive system. It's time for another list (this time, of citrus fruits): lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, pineapple, pomegranate, peach, grape and plum.
Citric acid: a Sonatural habit
It is true, citric acid is very present in humus and salads Unnatural. It works as a flavoring, improving the taste of food, and as a natural preservative. Citric acid prevents the oxidation of our food and prevents the development of microorganisms. In other words, it preserves the products for a longer time.
Now that you know the powers of ascorbic acid and citric acid, always remember: a touch of acid never hurt anyone.