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.
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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