Sometimes it feels like the only way to avoid Omicron is to live under a rock. Nah, the virus probably creeped under there, too. So many people fell ill in December, that those who didn't joked that they didn't have enough friends.
Omega Threes, Please
Orange you glad it's citrus season?
From oranges to limes, sunny citrus is packed with vitamin C. Why not shake up your daily dose with a cocktail? The pun stays. In a shaker, place a few ice cubes, two parts grapefruit juice to one part vodka, and if you wish, a little simple syrup. Shake and pour into a chilled glass. Fighting viruses never felt so festive.
Almonds are a powerful antioxidant, which gives a one-two punch against germs. Not to mention vitamin E and the healthy fats. You can switch up how you eat them to keep things interesting. I plan on dedicating a separate post to the below gluten-free treat, but here's an insanely easy, 3-ingredient, carb-free almond cracker recipe:
- Mix 2 cups almond flour, 1 egg, and salt to taste.
- Place between two sheets of parchment paper and roll until thin.
- Cut criss-cross, and lay them separately on parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until the edges brown (depending on thickness).
- Have fun with different spices - rosemary is one of my favorites.
Be in your element
When I think of zinc, I cannot shake the image of bro-ey lifeguards from 80s movies, their noses striped with zinc. Little known fact: we actually need this element to keep our immune function running. Shellfish such as lobster, crab, oysters, and mussels are packed with zinc. So go to your favorite spot and get cracking. This pun also stays.
When I visited a coffee shop in L.A., people were fawning all over their turmeric lattes. Yes, this place was rife with man buns, but turmeric is in fact a strong anti-inflammatory food. People take it for a variety of illnesses, but it really sets the stage for your body to fight off foreign germs. There are turmeric teas, and many Indian dishes use this spice to give curry its golden hue. If you'd like a latte, just follow the ban buns. It is the drink of their people.