During the late fall and winter, several viruses circulate that can cause a cold, but rhinoviruses are the most common. The flu is often confused with the common cold but you will also experience headaches, aching muscles, and even diarrhea. (In some cases, pneumonia – a bacterial infection – might follow a cold or flu infection). This fall, getting a flu shot is more important than ever as it is easier to spread bacterial infections when people are indoors. If you have a cough and any loss of taste or smell, it’s time to schedule a COVID-19 test.
Boosting Our Immunity
The human body has a built-in defense mechanism known as immunity. The immune system will function properly to defend the human body system if one is well-nourished with fresh fruits and vegetables that provide the necessary immunity-boosting minerals and vitamins. At Don-o-Ray Farms we offer these items all year long, for a healthy diet.
This fall, experiment with the many different fruits and vegetables we offer! This will add different nutrients that will help your immune system to fight colds, flu and keep you healthy! Here is what we offer that you might add to your diet: Carrots, Squash, Sweet potatoes, Broccoli, Beets, Leek, Kale, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, cabbage, Parsnips, Pears, Apples, Grapefruit, Bananas, Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Mandarin oranges, Navel oranges, and tangerines.