The biggest reason to stay healthy during the fall months is to avoid the flu and other illnesses. We hope these tips will help keep your immune system healthy and keep you from getting sick.

Healthy foods to eat during the winter 

Eat fruits and veggies that are rich in vitamin C such, as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers, and citrus fruits. These will give you high energy and keep you from getting sick. Some other vegetables that are high in vitamin C are broccoli and cauliflower.

Having different kinds of soup on hand is a great way to stay healthy, or to enjoy if you do get sick. Different kinds of soup such as chicken noodle, tomato, clam chowder, and potato soup will all warm you up on even the chilliest fall days. All of these will help keep you from getting sick, or if you become sick it will help make you feel better instead of being miserable in your sickness.

Wash your hands!

As it’s getting colder, more people will start to get sick and germs will spread. Make sure to wash your hands at least before and after you eat, but also if you’ve been in close contact with a lot of people as well. It also doesn’t hurt to keep hand sanitizer on hand for when you can’t get to the sink.

Work it out

It’s important to get enough exercise during to keep your immune system healthy. By going for walks and moving each day, you’re more likely to stay healthy while others are combating illnesses.

Calm down

Doctors have now discovered that chronic mental stress is linked to a higher rate of physical illness. If you are stressed out, relieve this stress the best way you know how. Try reading a new book, meditating, going to the gym or hiking, or sleeping. Managing the stressors in your life can go a long way in protecting your health.

At Orr’s, we’ve for your fresh produce and are always looking to keep you and your family healthy, we’ve also heard visits to the farm can be very relaxing. Information about our produce and events we’re having can be found on our website, or stop into the market Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. We look forward to seeing you on the farm!

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