Is your toddler feeling sick due to weather changes? Do you have the urge to protect kids from viruses and germs of the environment? You're not alone! We don't feel good to see our children infected by viruses or getting cold. The reason for these infections is low immunity. As toddlers are developing their immune systems, they are prone to catch these infections.
How to improve the health of your toddlers' immune system?
Feed your kids with nutrition rich foods loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
Here's how to incorporate the superfoods to boost immunity in your kid.
They are tasty, colorful and loaded with antioxidants. Incorporating berries in the diet can make up the essential antioxidant intake. Fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries are delicious, also nutritious. You can prepare milkshakes, smoothies and custards to make your toddler fall in love with it.
Oats can be a healthy breakfast for kids, they are high in soluble fiber, which increases the quantity of beneficial bacteria of the digestive tract. You can make oatmeal with milk for extra calcium and protein. Skip flavored oats packets that are high in sugar.
Red Bell Peppers
They are enriched with vitamin C to boost your kids' immune systems. Red Bell Peppers have beta carotene that gets converted into vitamin A. You can add red bell pepper to your pasta sauce to serve them a tasty meal.
They are flavorful and bright and are the staples in every home. Fruits like oranges, lemons, grapefruits, citrus fruits, and limes are mouth watering and immunity booster for kids. Vitamin C is filled in citrus fruits, which strengthens the immune system. Citrus foods have magnesium, B vitamins, potassium, antioxidants, and phosphorus.
Dry Fruits And Seeds
Dry fruits like walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and cashews can be added to your toddler's diet plan. Seeds such as flax, sunflower, and pumpkin must be included as well. You can make these dry fruits powder and add milk to it, then serve them to kids. Also, giving them dry fruit bars can be a healthy snack.
Yoghurt is loaded with probiotics (good bacteria) to improve digestion and the body's immune response. You can try fruit frozen yoghurt to relish kids' taste buds.
Go For Green Leafy Vegetables
Leafy veggies have calcium, iron, vitamin A, K, C, potassium, and magnesium. They can be the best antioxidant to improve the immune system. Go for broccoli, spinach, cabbage, kale, and cauliflower. You can stuff these veggies in a pizza and pour some extra cheese to make a delicious meal.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, and using a teaspoon of turmeric in warm milk can add wonders. Turmeric milk is best for kids above 3 years or above.
Fish And Meat
Mutton, fish, seafood, and chicken are the richest sources of protein. They boost the white blood cells and contain zinc, vitamin B and iron.
These immune boosting foods are a must for the toddlers. You can see good results if you regularly incorporate these foods in your toddler's diet. They can help to keep colds and infections at bay!
With gratitude ~
Jose Heavena Fernando