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Top 5 Immune System Boosting Foods for Your Kids

May 01 - Immune System Boosting Foods for Your Kids

With kids getting an average of nine to 12 colds a year, it’s hard to escape those bugs that causes cold and flu. While it’s difficult to avoid colds and coughs, there are ways to protect your kids. The main thing you can do to help your kids is to boost your child’s immune system. Here are the top 5 immune system boosting foods for your kids.

Yogurt

A great food that can boost your kid’s immune system is yogurt. The tasty snack contains probiotics which can improve your gut health. It’s also known to help your body to recover from illness. In fact, a lot of people opt for a yogurt when they are unwell. And kids that have yogurt are less likely to get colds and infections. Therefore, buy some yogurts for your kids to enjoy at breakfast or after lunch or dinner.

Berries

A delicious and sweet fruit, berries are a healthy snack for our kids. And as well as being highly nutritious, they can help to boost your kid’s immune system as they are full of antioxidants. This will help your child to stay in great shape so they can defend themselves against viruses and infections. You could make your child a smoothie or serve the berries as a snack before tea.

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Eggs

Eggs are a great immunity-boosting food that you can add to your child’s daily food. They are full of important nutrients such as vitamin D and B that can help to boost your kid’s health. You could make scrambled egg as a breakfast dish or an omelette full of delicious ingredients will ensure your kid stays healthy.

Nuts

Nuts such as walnuts and almonds are another way to boost your child’s immune system. Containing important nutrients such as vitamin E, they will ensure your child stays in the best of health to fight any potential infections. Serve them as a tasty snack after school or even add them to their lunch box.

Broccoli

It’s time to add more broccoli to your child’s dinner plate as the vegetable is an immune-boosting food. Full of vitamin A, C and E, you can ensure your kid stays healthy and well during flu season. If your child isn’t a fan of the vegetable, you could always make some cheesy broccoli. They are more likely to tuck into the cheesy snack. Or you could even add it to pizza to make it more appealing to your child.

References:
Children and colds https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/children_colds#1 
https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/top-10-immune-system-boosting-foods-kids-ideas-recipes/ 

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