COVID-19: 10 Superfoods to Boost your Child's Immunity

Dr. Susheel Saini    13-08-2020 Consult

1) Yogurt

Yogurt contains helpful gems called probiotics. You may already know that these critters live in your gut and can improve the way your body uses food. But they're also important in helping your body fight sickness. One study found that kids who had a yogurt drink had a 19% lower risk of colds, ear infections, and strep throat.

2)  Lean meats

Zinc deficiency increases the chances of contracting a disease. Lean meats supply your child's body with necessary proteins and zinc. Zinc in right proportions accelerates white blood cells to deal with illnesses.

3) Papaya

Loaded with nutrients, papayas have a decent amount of potassium, Vitamin B, and folate, which are beneficial for the overall health of the babies.

4) Garlic Stimulation

Garlic has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It also stimulates the production of white blood cells within the body and is also an antioxidant. Garlic helps prevent cold and flu symptoms. Need we say more?

5) Green leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are exceptionally rich in immune-boosting nutrients. One of these is iron which is important for the production of white blood cells and antibodies. Unfortunately, green leafy vegetables are not always the favorite option on your child's menu. Getting them to eat a handful of greens is often quite laughable.

6) Stay Healthy With Oats and Barley

Whole grains are a healthy option. They are rich in beta-glucan, a sort of fiber that contains antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The fibre also helps in cleaning the intestines and to avoid constipation.

7)  Nothing matches breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the fundamental pillar of your child's good immunity. Breast milk provides a baby with the necessary nutrients and minerals protecting them in the long run. It is also known to result in higher intelligence quotient.

8) Almonds

Almonds are high in vitamin E, which can ward off upper-respiratory infections, and they are great at boosting energy as well. Eat them raw, or add them to the blender with the rest of your smoothie ingredients.

9) Carrots For The Eye

Power Foods - Carrots for sharp eyesight and carrots to fight infections! Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, that's why the bright color. This component supports the body's mucus membrane lining the respiratory and intestinal tracts, making it harder for bacteria to enter the bloodstream and cause diseases.
For a healthy diet, include carrots in your child's diet. The bright red color of carrots is sure to make your job easier.

10 ) Vitamin D2 rich food

Vitamin D plays a part in your toddler's immune function, growth and defense against infections. It is also linked to the prevention of allergies.

The most effective source of vitamin D is sunlight - the body produces it when UVB rays shine on the skin. Healthcare professionals recommend that toddlers are supplemented with vitamin D, either in the form of vitamin drops or a fortified growing up milk.
Food sources of vitamin D include:
-Oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel
-Fortified breakfast cereals