Winter foods that helps build your child’s immunity

Winter brings with it, fresh variety of nutritious fruits and vegetables. Let’s know about some winter-centric foods that will help your kid stay healthy throughout the season

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. 

Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

Tags : #Health #Sweetpotatoesforwinters #Amlaforwinters #Jaggery #Wintersuperfoods #Usefulnuts #Medicircle #Smitakumar

About the Author

Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...


Trending Now

Actor-Director Sathish Kaushik Died of a Heart Attack at the Age of 66March 09, 2023
Soleus Push-Ups: A Laziest Exercise to Lower Blood Sugar LevelsMarch 09, 2023
World Kidney Day 2023: Be Aware of Kidney DiseasesMarch 09, 2023
Sushmita Sen reveals about suffering from a severe heart attack recently and Addison's disease in 2014March 06, 2023
A significant increase in influenza A H3N2 patients that are accompanied by severe coughing and feverMarch 06, 2023
Is AIDS or HIV curable in Ayurveda?March 03, 2023
Artificial Sweetener Erythritol Raises the Possibility of Heart Attack.March 01, 2023
Difference between HIV and AIDS - When to give antiretroviral therapy?March 01, 2023
Zero Discrimination Day: Let's Raise the Voice Against DiscriminationMarch 01, 2023
International Women’s Day 2023 – Embrace EquityFebruary 28, 2023
Brain Tumors - Types, Symptoms and Risk FactorsFebruary 28, 2023
World Rare Disease Day: End Stigma Against Rare Diseases.February 28, 2023
National Science Day 2023 - Global Science for Global WellbeingFebruary 28, 2023
Eating disorders - Types and their complicationsFebruary 27, 2023
The condition that took away the life of Malayalam filmmaker, Joseph ManuFebruary 27, 2023
World NGO Day 2023 - We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we giveFebruary 27, 2023
Functions and Problems of SerotoninFebruary 25, 2023
Arthritis management – Tips to manage arthritis effectivelyFebruary 25, 2023
Apple has undertaken a project of no-prick blood sugar monitoring feature for its watch.February 24, 2023
Bird flu – Jharkhand on alert, know its prevention and symptoms in humansFebruary 24, 2023