We need all the help we can get these days! In the middle of the flu season, the coronavirus is still looming, while lots of us are dealing with seasonal allergies. In short, it’s a madhouse health-wise.

Did you know? What you eat can really boost your health, and the more help the better! Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson highlights some foods that can help you stay healthy and also can help you recover more quickly if you do happen to fall ill.

Which Foods Are Good for My Health?

In regard to boosting your health, the rule of thumb here is to stray away from anything that’s processed. That means fast food, unhealthy TV dinners and junk foods.

To keep you healthy, add foods to your diet that are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, veggies, lean meats, nuts and whole grains. We’ve listed some specific foods that fall into those categories below.

Foods That Promote Good Health

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Broccoli
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • Almonds
  • Carrots
  • Garlic

How Do Healthy Foods Keep Me Healthy?

Foods contain properties that are helpful for preventive measures. Some foods even contain natural antibiotics, which can help kill dangerous bacteria once a sickness occurs. To name an example of a food that can successfully fight off infection, we’d like to highlight apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar works by binding to harmful pathogens and helping the body get rid of them more effectively. ACV can also soothe throat irritation when taken orally by breaking up mucus and clearing airways while its antibacterial properties wipe out the infection. Be sure to properly dilute it, though, as ACV as it is highly acidic.

More Ways to Stay Healthy in Addition to Healthy Eating

  • Stay adequately hydrated.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Stay away from those who are sick.
  • Follow necessary health precautions when in public.
  • Get 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week.

Even down to the food you consume, AFC Urgent Care Hixson wants you to stay healthy this year. If you do find yourself feeling under the weather, don’t hesitate to visit us.