by Judy Oberdorfer, Certified Personal Trainer
Fall and winter season have come upon us and with them, unfortunately, come the cold and flu season. This trainer tip is a quick reminder of foods that can help boost your immune system as well as add some great nutrition to your daily diet. Garlic and onions have antioxidants and are best eaten raw or just slightly cooked. Colorful fruits and vegetables provide many vitamins that contribute to an improved immune system. Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and strawberries are full of vitamin C and blueberries are high in antioxidants. A good thing about vitamin C is your body releases any extra, so there’s no need to worry about taking in too much. Even though fresh berries will be hard to find, frozen berries can be just as beneficial.
And, don’t forget to wash your hands often! It’s a good habit to wash your hands after lifting weights and to wipe off the machines when you’re done using them.
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