by Katerina Mountanos February 28, 2020 0 Comments

Dear Kosterina Family, 

We often only hear about Vitamin C in relation to immunity and busting that tough-to-beat cold but I recently heard one of my favorite health experts talking about Vitamin C for youthful-looking skin.

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon who is hyper-focused on longevity. In his book from 2017, The Plant Paradox, he highlights both the internal and more interestingly, external benefits of our good friend, Vitamin C. He referenced a scientific research study from the 1990s that shows our body uses Vitamin C to repair the cracks in our skin. So, the more of it we have in our bodies, the better.

Humans are apparently one of the only animals that don't produce our own Vitamin C, so we have to get it from foods and supplements in our diet. Gundry recommends taking two 1,000mg capsules of Vitamin C each day. You can also increase your intake through Vitamin C-rich foods like papaya, pineapple and citrus fruits. The best part? You can't overdo it - our body naturally gets rid of "too much" Vitamin C by excreting it. So, go for it!

One of my favorite tidbits — Dr. Gundry talks about is the connection between Vitamin C and EVOO (he's obsessed, just like us). EVOO has been proven to turn on a special human gene called the "ghost gene" which partially allows us to produce our own Vitamin C. So, these superfoods are truly remarkable! 
What are your favorite natural skin hacks? Follow us @kosterina on Instagram where we'll be sharing our favorite wellness news and more stuff we're into.

Peace, love & EVOO,
Katerina
Katerina Mountanos
Katerina Mountanos

Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.



Also in Once Upon An Olive Tree

Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers: The Oregano Edition
Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers: The Oregano Edition

by Katerina Mountanos September 27, 2020 0 Comments

In this week's edition of our ongoing series called: Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers we'll be diving into the healing powers of an ancient Greek herb, oregano. Read on to discover the extraordinary powers of the superfoods of Greece & the Mediterranean for health, happiness and longevity.
Read More
Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers: The Honey Edition
Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers: The Honey Edition

by Katerina Mountanos September 18, 2020 0 Comments

We will be sharing a new series in our weekly newsletter called: Ancient Ingredients, Modern Superpowers. Read on to discover the extraordinary powers of the superfoods of Greece & the Mediterranean for health, happiness and longevity.
Read More
How To Manifest Anything You Want
How To Manifest Anything You Want

by Katerina Mountanos September 11, 2020 0 Comments

What do you know about manifestation? I was talking with a good friend who told me that many years ago she began “manifesting” by repeating a mantra over and over again each day. And apparently this allows her to dream up the things she wants and they eventually come to be. Seriously? She also keeps a vision board on Pinterest of the milestones she’s seeking in life.
Read More