Updated: May 5, 2021
It’s fall (yay), so naturally a lot of us are thinking about the upcoming winter and sickness season. I spoke with a friend this weekend who asked about what he could eat to avoid getting sick. With COVID keeping us indoors (for the most part) and a vaccine still on the way, my friend wanted to do what he could do now to make sure his immune system is strong throughout this winter and the rest of the pandemic.
Control what you can. What you eat is in your control. Today’s nutrition tip is about making your immune system strong:
Eat iron to keep your immune system strong.
Iron is one of many things that keep you healthy. As you may know, iron is mostly found in red meat.
Not a big red meat eater? Try some of these iron-rich foods instead:
Dark leafy greens
Want to go the iron supplement route?
Here's how to get the most out your iron supplement:
Don’t eat calcium 2 hours before or after your iron pill (calcium stops iron from getting absorbed).
Drink orange juice or eat citrus fruit with your iron pill (vitamin C helps with iron absorption).
Stay safe out there!
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