6 Immunity Boosting Foods That Your Kids Will Actually Love
We all know how winter is famous for its natural nutrients. When I say that, probably the first thing that pops to your mind is oranges. Well, yes, oranges are -of course- so beneficial to our skin and body during the winter, but what I’ll be focusing on today is the food that boosts children’s immune system. And since winter is also known for its colds and flues as well, here is a list of foods that are extremely handy for every mother and that will also save her kids from winter flues.
Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria that help the digestive system maintain its performance, and it also helps in preventing children from catching colds. To double the benefits, you can add slices of your child’s favorite fruits or even a spoon of honey to the cup of yogurt; that way, you will double the benefits for your child’s immunity.
Garlic is one of the most powerful nutrients that boost the immunity. It is a natural antibiotic that contains allicin which is a resistant to the enzymes of bacteria and viruses that may be in the atmosphere during winter. So always try to add garlic to different foods for your children.
Almonds contain proteins, fiber, potassium and healthy fats that are essential for your child’s immune system. Almonds also contain vitamin B, which increases a child’s activity without the negative effects of exhaustion which can be one of the reasons they frequently fall sick. You can sprinkle some on a cup of yogurt or add it to your kid’s snacks at school.
4. Oily fish:
Oily fish such as salmon and sardine should be among the basic meals you cook for your child especially in the winter. They are high in phosphorus, omega-3, protein and vitamin B, thus, they protect children from easily getting infected with diseases, and maintain the strength of their immune system.
5. Chicken soup:
Many doctors recommend eating chicken soup in winter as it contains anti-inflammatory elements that help the body prevent the cells from responding quickly to any infections including sore throat. It also helps expel mucus, and accordingly, leads to fast recovery. You can easily make chicken soup for your little ones, and make it even more appealing by adding your child’s favorite vegetable(s) to boost his/her immunity further.
Mushrooms are so useful and they are easier to introduce to daily meals especially lunch; kids usually love it, and it has endless ways of cooking whether alone or integrated in a recipe. Apart from its tastiness, mushrooms are actually magical when it comes to maintaining the performance of the children’s immune system.