With the pandemic raging, as a mother, not a moment goes by when you’re not worried about your child’s health. Especially when it comes to picky eaters, we are constantly worried about them getting enough nutrition to have strong immune systems. Here are five kid-friendly food choices that boost your little champs’ inner defenses and get a thumbs up for taste.
It’s creamy, it’s delicious and it’s packed with probiotics, or good bacteria that improve gut health. Yoghurt is a simple, nutritious answer that can be paired with fruits, parathas or even turned into a spread for sandwiches for a calcium-packed immunity boost. According to one study kid’s who consumed yoghurt were 19% less likely to get colds.
Bake them into banana bread, crush them into salads or simply pair them with raisins for a yummy immunity-boost. Walnuts are packed with fiber, vitamins and most importantly Omega 3 fatty acids, which help us fight respiratory infections and improve brain health too!
Delicious oranges, grapefruits or a twist of lemon in their lemonade or salad, citrus fruits will deliver a much-needed dose of Vitamin C to your kids. While the jury is still out, it is believed that Vitamin C helps kids to fight and recover from colds and flu.
Flaked into kheer, soaked and given as a morning snack or added to cereal, these super-nuts deliver a host of nutrients including manganese and Vitamin E, that help white blood cells fight better.
Nature’s candy, richly colored and delicious berries are packed with antioxidants that help the body fight oxidative stress. Add strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and raspberries to cereals, salads or make delicious and easy sorbets for happy eating.
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While it pays to try and incorporate many kinds of delicious immunity boosters in your child’s diet, for moms of picky eaters, Zingavita’s deliciously healthy, vegan Strong Immunity Gummies could offer just the nutrition insurance your little one needs. A mix of healthy eating and supplements could be the right answer for your little one’s health.