Shop your local farmer’s market!

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As Mississippi’s farmers market season is upon us, it is a great time to remember we can build our own natural immunity by eating fresh healthy foods high in Vitamin C, D, complex B vitamins, and zinc. In addition to making you healthier your body will be better equipped to fight off colds and viruses, including COVID.

Vitamin C food sources: broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, cantaloupe, oranges, grapefruit, satsumas. And one of my favorites, STRAWBERRIES are coming in season right now.

Vitamin D food sources: salmon, tuna, sardines, fortified cereals/juices, milk, cheese, egg yolks.

B-complex vitamin food sources: kidney beans, poultry, meat, milk, eggs, fortified cereals/bread, sunflower seeds.

Zinc food sources: meat, shellfish, legumes, dairy, seed/nuts, eggs, whole grains.

Pineapple juice is also rich in almost all these elements and supports lung health.

Scientifically proven over hundreds of years. This public health announcement and all healthy foods, brought to you by Mississippi Agriculture. Shop your local Farmers Market!