How to strengthen children's immunity: top tips and useful recipes
Your baby's immune system is just being formed. That is why the child gets sick more often than you. The task of parents is to help form a strong immune system and teach a child to lead a healthy lifestyle.
How to strengthen the child's immunity? Unfortunately, this is not a one-day mission. But day after day, following the recommendations of doctors and nutritionists, you and your children can find the right habits and be healthy.
Immunity is formed in the intestines
It is the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) that is the basis of strong childhood immunity. Probiotics will help strengthen your gastrointestinal tract. The easiest and most affordable source of beneficial bacteria and probiotics is fermented milk products, for example Lifeway kefir... One cup of Lifeway kefir (8 ounces, or about 240 ml) contains 12 cultures of beneficial bacteria. This is a lot - other similar products have only 4. Moreover, in kefir Lifeway all these cultures are alive and active. A healthy gut provides the entire body with vitamins and minerals from food. This is already the first step towards strengthening the child's immunity.
The second step towards the formation of a strong child's immunity is that the child must eat correctly, fully and variedly. The most effective vitamins are those that he gets from food. Make friends with your child with colorful vegetables. For this, you may need to come up with the most suitable form for the child - fresh, in the form of mashed potatoes, or disguised in pies or smoothies.
Smoothie recipe your kids will love
Children love to crunch something. Excellent! Cut fresh vegetables and fruits into small cubes - the child is more willing to eat what will be in his field of vision and in the form in which it will be easy for him to chew. Carrots, cucumbers, apples, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, grapes July 2 Mayor are wonderful ingredients for your health plate.
Orange vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamin A (carotene). These foods help to strengthen the immune system and increase the child's resistance to respiratory diseases. To get the most out of them, you need to consume them correctly. Vitamin A is fat-soluble. Supplement your fruit with healthy fats. For example, cottage cheese Lifeway, Lifeway-kefir, drizzle with olive oil or butter.
Curd dip with avocado
Vitamins of group B normalize the general metabolism, have a beneficial effect on the processes of hematopoiesis, which ultimately helps to strengthen the health of the child. Vitamin B is rich in fermented milk (Lifeway kefir and Lifeway cottage cheese) and meat products, cereals, leafy and leguminous vegetables, seafood.
And, of course, don't forget about vitamin C - it lives in fresh vegetables and fruits. A child needs to cook vegetables and fruits with minimal heat treatment, otherwise the unstable vitamin C will simply collapse. You need to feed your child with vegetables and fruits little by little, but regularly. The best way is to use a vegetable, fruit or berry smoothie made with Lifeway-kefir.
A balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle, hardening and active sports strengthen the immune system, increase the body's resistance to colds and prevent the occurrence of many other health problems. Take care of it!
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