Are you worried that your child falls ill frequently and is susceptible to too many ailments?
You don’t have to worry anymore! Here’s a list of a few super-foods that will boost your child’s immune system and improve their resistance to diseases, no matter what the season may be.
Vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes and other leafy green vegetables help against fighting infections.They are loaded with nutrients, and antioxidants like beta carotene and other carotenoids, which are essential for a healthy immune system.
Citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons have a good amount of Vitamin C and antioxidants.
The berry family that includes fruits such as, strawberry, blackberry, raspberries, blueberry, and cranberry, contain phytochemical and flavonoids that are rich in antioxidants and help in boosting the immune system.
Pulses and Sprouts
Lentils are a rich source of protein and are the building blocks of our body, rich in folate and potassium. While all the food groups have their own set of health benefits, including sprouts in your child’s daily diet will definitely increase these benefits manifold.
It is also rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, phenolic acids, and polyphenols.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts including almonds, walnut, and seeds like pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is an important antioxidant and immune booster.
Curd has ‘good bacteria’ or probiotics which strengthen the immune system by fighting against several microorganisms.
Turmeric has anti-microbial properties. It has curcurmin which is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties.
With these everyday nutrients, you can boost your child’s immunity.
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