It pains when you see your child easy prey to infectious diseases. Children are susceptible to many diseases which are mostly associated with the monsoon season like cold and flu etc.
What can you do to protect your child from the endless germs and viruses he’s exposed to daily?
So here are the top 5 power foods to help boost your kids’ immunity :
GARLIC – The sulphur-containing compounds found in garlic, such as Allicin, which help your kids’ healthy infection-fighting white blood cells flourish, and also increase the efficiency of their antibody production, which helps them fight harmful viruses and bacteria.
ALMONDS – Almonds are a nutritional powerhouse full of protein, fibre, potassium, healthy fat and Vitamin B. Just one-quarter cup of these tasty nuts also contain your child’s daily requirements for Vitamin E (and more), an antioxidant that also protects the immune system.
OILY FISH – Oily fish—such as salmon, trout, halibut, and tuna contains Omega 3 fatty acid which helps boost your kids’ immune systems by increasing the activity of phagocytes, which are white blood cells that combat harmful bacteria and also protect your kids’ lungs from infection and colds.
OATS AND BARLEY – Oats and barley are high in soluble fibre, specifically one called beta-glucan. This type of fibre has anti-microbial and antioxidant qualities, which help kids’ immune systems to protect from influenza and other illnesses and also help to heal faster from infection.
YOGURT – Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria (probiotics), and it helps to prevent colds and flu. Also helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract. Yoghurt is high in protein and calcium. It decreases inflammation and helps to boost the immune response.
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