Want to avoid getting sick this fall and boost your immune system?  Look to your diet to help you out.  To help fight off viruses and keep energized, eat the foods that are in season right now.

Sweet potato:

Sweet potatoes have lots of with vitamin A.  They can be stored for weeks and cooked in a variety of ways so you will not get tired of them.  They are great baked, roasted, added to baked goods, or in salads and soups.   https://www.allrecipes.com/gallery/ways-to-cook-sweet-potatoes/


Spinach is full of iron, zinc, and chlorophyll. To get the most nutritional value cook it.  You can steam it or sauté it and add it to eggs, salads, or as a side for dinner.  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/69471/baby-spinach-omelet/


Fall is great time for citrus fruits.  The whole fruit is healthier for you than juice so consider adding half a grapefruit for breakfast, clementines for snacking, add lemon to your water, and add orange pieces to your salads.  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/1105/fruits-and-vegetables/fruits/citrus/


Mushrooms have immunity benefits including the Vitamin B vitamins, potassium, and vitamin D.  You can have mushrooms with any meal.  Bake eggs in Portobello tops for breakfast, stuff mushroom caps with chive cream cheese as a snack, slice them into your salad, or roast them for dinner.  Of course, you can make them into a wonderful soup. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/235589/chef-johns-creamy-mushroom-soup/


Apples will provide you with a good helping of vitamins, fibre, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. Eating the skin will give you the most benefit. Baked apples make a great morning meal or dessert. Add apples to salads, on sandwiches, add them to pork roasts, or sauté them with other vegetables.  You can also add apples to soups.https://frommybowl.com/butternut-squash-apple-soup/print/6737/   https://www.allrecipes.com/gallery/apples-for-breakfast/