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Staying Healthy? Try Some Immune Boosting Grapefruit!

In times of crisis, taking control of your own health can help you feel a bit more grounded. There are some foods that can help us keep our immune system strong, and if you’ve been doing any research into what foods will help you and your family stay healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak, you’ve probably seen one food again and again: grapefruit! 

At Winter Sweetz, we want to put the health of our customers first during this difficult time. To that end, we’ve gathered some advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that you can check out to get a handle on how best to approach this health crisis, and we have also included a special recipe that may help boost your immune system during these uncertain times.

Watch Out for Germs! (And Microbes, While You’re At It)

The best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to never come into contact with it at all. Avoid public spaces where people maybe who don’t know they’re sick.

The novel coronavirus is highly contagious, but, more importantly, it’s communicable for more than a week before there are any signs of sickness. Staying home and keeping your hands, countertops, and door nobs clean is the best line of defense.

Stay Healthy!

If you’re trying to avoid catching a cold, what do you normally do? Keeping your body healthy and active is a great way to make sure your immune system can defend from illness or battle it when it hits. There are lots of ways we should take care of ourselves every day, not just when a health crisis hits.

Exercising while stuck indoors can definitely be a challenge. Try to schedule time to exercise every day. If it helps, think of it like a conference call or work assignment: it’s a priority. Exercises like lunges, sit-ups, squats, and jumping jacks can all be done in a relatively small space.

Getting ahold of healthy foods can also be a challenge during a crisis. Luckily, there are grocery stores, orchards, and businesses like Winter Sweetz who are still delivering. Try to get a good balance of fruits and vegetables stocked. These vitamin-filled produce will help you keep your immune system strong.

Try Some Grapefruit!

Speaking of vitamin-filled produce, we may be a bit biased, but the science shows that grapefruit may help maintain and boost your immune system while staying inside. These sweet red grapefruit pack in tons of vitamin C, A, and B with a little bit of zinc, copper, and iron, all of which help improve immunity while protecting they body from inflammation.

On top of that benefit, they’re also incredibly tasty! The powerful mix of nutrients and vitamins in every Texas red grapefruit can help you stay healthy and brighten your day, and if you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate grapefruit into your diet while sheltering-in-place, check out this recipe below:

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Winter Sweetz Texas red grapefruit
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 ½ tbsp. agave syrup
  • A juice press

How to Make It:

  1. First, peel your grapefruit and split them into segments.
  2. Next, wash your carrots, peel them, and then cut them into smaller chunks.
  3. Use a juice press for the carrots and the grapefruit.
  4. Add the agave into your freshly-pressed juice.
  5. Stir well, and serve!

As grapefruit season comes to an end this year, so, too, do we hope that this pandemic ends just as rapidly, with all of you healthy, happy, and safe. #EnjoyTheSweeterThingsInLife and follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with Winter Sweetz’ next season.

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