Fighting Illnesses During The Cold Season

It’s that time of year when it feels like everyone you know is sick, including yourself! If you’re trying to knock that cold (while staying out of the cold), fruit is your best friend. Your diet can have a huge impact on your immune system, gut health, and overall well-being. Read on for some methods to fight back against those illnesses!

Eat More Fruit, Duh!

Of course, we are the fruit people, and we may be biased, but ThirdLeaf NW knows best when it comes to fruit. And you’re in luck because it is peak citrus season! Citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C, perfect for building your immunity against any viruses floating around. Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes, you name it! When you are sick or even stressed out, your body’s vitamin C supply is depleted. Therefore, to prevent illness or fight against something you already have, it is crucial to increase your vitamin C intake.

Clean Your Space

This may seem like a no-brainer, but this is your friendly reminder to clean your environment! Hard surfaces are one of the easiest ways for diseases to spread, so make sure you are sanitizing those frequently touched surfaces. Once it’s clean, have everyone try their best to keep it clean!


It’s always important to keep yourself hydrated, but it is especially important for reducing the risk of illness. When you drink water, this helps keep your nasal passages moist along with the mucus membranes. This is crucial for keeping out any unwanted bacteria or diseases. Even if those unwanted germs make their way into your system, being well-hydrated makes it easier for your body to flush those toxins out. What are you waiting for? Go drink water!