A student of mine infected me with cold and it gave me terrible headache and stuffy nose. I’m more susceptible to such illness in the spring than in the winter. It has something to do with pollens from the trees and grass when they start blooming. But I don’t see greens from the trees yet so it’s not likely that I get sick of cold this soon. My student who had been sick during the week was the source of my sickness. Since I know that I easily get sick during this season I take more fluids and fruits.
Speaking of fruits, I’m not really a fruit-eating person. I can live a day without eating a fruit though I have some favorites. The last time I had was a banana and I just realized that I haven’t eaten any citrus fruits in quite a while now. It must be the reason why I got infected or my immune system is becoming weak. We used to squeeze our own orange juice before but I think we became lazy to continue doing it. Citrus fruits are especially good against colds and flu so I’ve known.
But how do I get motivated to eat fruits like oranges, clementines or other vitamin-C-rich fruits? I’m taking food supplements but it seems not enough. To keep colds and flu away with fruits is not easy for a passive fruit consumer like me.