I have learned to be okay with bruises. I have lived my life having sensitive capillaries and thus I bruise like a peach. And let me tell you, I worked at Mother Nature’s Produce for a few years so I know how easily peaches bruise. Do us all a favor and don’t squeeze peaches to check for ripeness (or just for fun either). Your thumbprints in the afternoon will be brown spots by morning. But I digress.
I am used to spotting new bruises in peculiar places and wondering how they got there. I don’t care too much, just curious. Well, I learned today that simply upping your daily dose of vitamin C will help clear up bruises! If only I’d known that the week before I was to be a junior marshal at graduation and had to wear a white sleeveless dress showing everyone my biceps where my friend gave me killer bees (pinching the back of your arm… they’re killer).
But now I know and you do too! I like taking vitamin C because the chewables taste like candy. B-50, however, smells like dog food and makes your urine high-liter yellow. Which is cool, if you’re into that sort of thing. We take lots of vitamins (I take lots more; all are doctor recommended) and we realized a month or so ago we have gone this whole winter and spring without even a hint of a cold or flu! If you’ve never taken vitamins but tend to get the seasonal colds, try adding vitamins C and D to your diet. One each with breakfast and lunch. I think you’ll thank me later if you do. 🙂