The school has recently reopened after a long hiatus and the children are taking classes again with renewed vigor. Although they do not think there is much fear about the corona, parents are very concerned because the covid vaccine has not yet been approved for children. According to researchers, vaccination is the best way to prevent Covid-19. Since children are not being vaccinated, parents are considering increasing their immunity to protect their children from disease. Many pediatricians told how to strengthen or enhance the immune system of children.
There are no magical foods or supplements to boost the immune system of children or adults. We have to take some necessary steps to build strong immunity. As food alone cannot make the immune system more effective against germs. They need to be aware of their diet as well as other aspects of life.
Eat Healthy Food!
There will be plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats to keep the baby healthy. It is better to eat fruits and vegetables five times a day. Each time the plate should be filled with half of the vegetables. Prefer fruits that have high levels of vitamin C. Studies have shown that vitamin C is very effective against respiratory infections. Lean meat protein will strengthen the baby, while zinc in it will help white blood cells to fight infection.
Another good addition to a baby’s healthy diet is dairy foods such as milk or yogurt. Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria (probiotics). Studies have shown that children who regularly consume yogurt have a 19 percent lower risk of throat infections, ear infections, and colds and coughs. Other sources of calcium may also be considered. You can also include healthy fats in your baby’s diet, such as vegetable oils. Almonds, walnuts, and peanuts can be eaten regularly as desired. According to experts, omega-3 nuts help fight infections.
Feeding nutritious/healthy food is not enough unhealthy foods should also be kept away. Don’t feed him unhealthy fatty foods such as processed foods, sugary foods, and saturated fats. For example, cookies and ice cream should be avoided. Not that these foods should never be fed, but should be fed daily or in large quantities to keep the baby healthy.
Drug stores provide supplements to boost a child’s immunity. None of these supplements can be a healthy food substitute. It is better to have alternative foods for baby nutrition. However, children who do not want to eat vegetables at all or cannot eat enough food can be given a multivitamin that contains iron. You can consult a doctor to find out which vitamins or supplements are suitable for your baby.