The immune system is one of the most important parts of human health, as Immunity work is to maintain the health of the body!
The human body is in continuous threats from the various bacteria, viruses and other germs so it is the work of the immune system to maintain a way to fight off from these harmful pathogens.
Here are some tips through which one can maintain the good health of the body:
To prevent deficiencies, become aware of the foods that contain nutrients with immune boosting properties and incorporate them on a daily basis into your child’s diet.
Vitamin A which is a fat-soluble vitamin is considered a powerhouse for boosting the immunity. Food sources: sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, dried Herbs, butternut squash, cod liver oil.
Vitamin C is a great antioxidant helping to heal and restore the body. Food sources: citrus fruits, peaches, bell peppers, berries, tomatoes, peas, broccoli, papaya.
Zinc is a trace element that is very important for over 100 enzymes in our body and is critical for our immune system. Food sources: fortified cereals (select low sugar), beef, beans, dark turkey meat, chicken, nuts, seeds, whole grains.
Selenium is a mineral that is found in our soil and it is a strong antioxidant. Food sources: Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, tuna, walnuts, salmon, cod, whole wheat bread, chicken (Tip! Grind nuts and add them to smoothies, oatmeal or yogurt).
Bio flavonoids is a pigment found in many plants and they contain many antioxidants. Food sources: sweet peppers, strawberries, citrus fruit, parsley, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, mango, papaya.
Garlic has antibiotic properties.
Identifying the nutritional deficiencies becomes very important especially for children that have chronic immune system problems. It is much easier for ‘viruses’ to take over when the important immune boosting nutrients are missing from the body.