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BFF for Cold and Flu Season


Produce that helps fight sickness

Bolstering immunity is a top priority between October and May, months that have affectionately become known as cold and flu season.  Characterized by fever or chills, cough, runny nose, body aches and fatigue, the flu affects about 8% of Americans which works out to over 26.4 million people

While there isn’t a quick fix or a magic pill for improving immunity, there are a few tried and true things you can do to keep your system strong, healthy and ready to protect you!  They are your “best friend forever” for cold and flu season!  And they’re a whole lot easier to swallow than getting sick!  

  1. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Avoid Alcohol
  4. Don’t spend on supplements

Here are your produce essentials to keep in close by when seasonal sickness strikes: 

Spinach – for antioxidants that shield immune cells from environmental damage and encourage production of bacteria busting white blood cells.

Berries – for quercetin which is a powerful antioxidant that stops viruses in their tracks!

Almonds – for vitamin E, which helps protect other vitamins allowing them to do their job!

Bananas – for prebiotic fiber which is food for all the good bacteria in the gut!

Garlic – for antibacterial compounds which fight infection by clearing away toxins and germs. 

Cabbage and Citrus – for vitamin C which can stave off the sniffles, particularly in people who are deficient in this vitamin!

Our garden patch smoothie is the perfect blend of cold fighting foods including bananas, berries and cabbage!

Published January 1, 2023

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