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The Secret To Keep Your Immune System Strong This Fall/Winter


As the colder weather creeps in for most of us, so does cold and flu season… So let’s talk about ways we can avoid catching anything during this change of seasons.

Of course, vitamin C is something most of us know is an easy way to rev up our immune systems to fight off anything foreign in our bodies. BUT vitamin C doesn’t just come from oranges!! Other sources of vitamin C include:

-spinach

-broccoli

-strawberries

-tomato

Making small changes like adding strawberries to your morning oats or spinach to your daily smoothie can be an easy way to add another boost of immunity to your diet!

SLEEP:

It is not cool anymore to say you are so busy you are barely getting any sleep. Multiple studies have proven that sleep is even more important than diet and exercise. Ensuring you are not just getting your hours of sleep in but are also focusing on quality sleep is important. Try incorporating a nighttime routine to wind down before your head hits the pillow. Shutting off electronics, making a cup of tea, or listening to soothing music will help tremendously to get yourself to sleep and get that quality sleep in.

Minimize stress:

This is another approach that might not be as obvious. Being in a state of stress does not allow your body to have the energy and time to properly recover. This one also goes hand in hand with sleep. Allow your body to rest, recover, and prepare for another long day of work, school, or whatever you may have to do the next day. It is VITAL that we nourish and recoup. Some ways to recover other than sleep include meditation, yoga, Epsom salt baths, sauna sessions, and breath work. Anything that slows you down and brings you back to reality and away from your To-do list.


So, as the weather gets crisp, think of sneaking in more fruits and green veggies into your diet to ensure you can kick that cold! Get your rest, move your body and stay as stress free as you can. If you’d like more personalized advice, signup for a free intro session with me at the link in my bio.



In the world of nutrition, it can often seem like there's a lot to figure out. Know that you don't have to do it alone. Feel free to contact me at emilyrd@emilyzorn.com, and let's work together to create a nutrition plan that works best for you.


For more in-depth nutrition information on a range of topics, tune into my podcast RDs vs BS available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or through the website www.rdsvsbs.com. Fiber is one chapter; let’s explore the rest together!


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