When it comes to our health, nutrition is of utmost importance. Whoever it be, adults or kids, we all need to eat nutrient-rich food and live a healthy lifestyle to keep diseases at bay. Children’s immune system is not fully developed, so they have little lower immunity than adults, and hence are more disposed to infections and various illnesses. Keeping them physically active, making them drink plenty of water, and feeding them with healthy nutritious food would help their body to fight infections. As these are the prime sources of boosting one’s immunity. And with higher immunity, there are lower chances of contracting any illnesses or diseases. Here are some winter-centric foods that will help your kid to be healthy throughout the season.
Nuts – These are very good sources of fiber, proteins. You can give nuts like roasted cashews or makhanas with sprinkled salt at the time of snacking. This will help in keeping your child warm within and energetic throughout the season.
Jaggery – It is a rich source of minerals and antioxidants, it thus increases our body immunity and helps us recover from common winter ailments like cold and flu. Adults can replace sugar with jaggery in tea. Tea made of jaggery, ginger, black pepper and ilaichi is very helpful in winters also but do remember moderation is the key. Too little or too much is bad for our health.
Sweet potatoes – These are highly nutritious for us.
Amla – We all are very much familiar with this and are easily found in everyone’s home. It is said to be a great remedy for sore throat, unhealthy gut and cold. Amla is rich in micronutrients.
Broccoli – Packed with fibers and various other nutrients and minerals, broccoli helps in improving the immune system, thereby fighting off any infections.
Leafy greens – Leafy veggies such as spinach, methi, lettuce are rich in fiber, folate, iron, calcium and vitamin C which is why they are very good for boosting your child’s immune system.
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