8 Super foods that boost Kids Immune Systems

Immunity refers to the ability of the immune system, the body’s biological structures, processes and organs that are specially developed for fighting off infections and hence preventing illnesses. The purpose of the immune system is to protect the body against infection. It helps to identify and destroy the millions of microbes (i.e. bacteria, viruses, parasites) that penetrate our bodies every day. Enhancement of the immune system is perhaps the most important step in achieving resistance to disease and reducing susceptibility to colds, flu etc. Food acts a Natural Healer and helps boost our Immune system. It is also the easiest and most cost-effective way to build your immunity, so eat your way to good health with these super-foods! Your kids immune system is at higher risk as the body is still naturally developing to the world. Below, we list 8 super foods you can give your kids to help keep their immune system healthy…

1. Leafy Vegetables

Vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes and other leafy green veg help in fighting against infection. Loaded with nutrients, antioxidants like beta carotene and other carotenoids as well as other vitamins essential for a healthy immune system.

2.Root Vegetables

According to Chinese medicine, root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and potatoes are immune strengthening and work specific to the respiratory system.

3. Garlic, onions, and ginger

The sulphur compounds present in onion and garlic are said to prevent cancer. The active compounds -flavanoids in all three are immune boosting. The active compounds are Anicillin in garlic, Quercetin in onions. shagaols and gingerols in ginger. It aids digestion and keeps gastritis at bay and also enhances heart health.

4. Citrus Fruits

Oranges, lime, guavas have a good amount of Vit C and antioxidants.

5. Berries

The berries strawberry, blackberry, raspberries, blueberry, and cranberry contain phytochemical and flavonoids. They are rich in antioxidants too and help in building the immune system.

6. Peas

It is also rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, phenolic acids, and polyphenols.

7. Sprouts 

While all food groups have their own set of health benefits, sprouting them increases these benefits manifold. Not just that, by sprouting, the hidden nutrients also become more bio-available, that is, they are made easier to absorb by the body.

8. Nuts and seeds

Nuts are almonds, walnut,seeds are pumpkin seeds, flax-seeds, sunflower seeds. Nuts and seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is an important antioxidant and immune booster.

Leave it to the experts…

At Early Days Foods we take pride in providing healthy children’s meals for nursery children throughout the island of Ireland, providing home quality meals. We are a specialised catering service which helps nurseries serve quality meals for their children 52-weeks a year, just like you would at home. Early Days Foods is one of Ireland’s premier Nursery food providers, with an extensive menu.  Your kids can enjoy a healthy range of quality meals just like home without the extensive costs of preparing the food in-house. Our mission is to make mealtimes easy and healthy, one nursery at a time. If you would like to speak to our experts or see how we as a company can help you, please contact us on: ROI: 042 942 4069/ NI: 028 4175 2500 or email: info@early-days-foods-7a5933.ingress-daribow.easywp.com The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child’s condition.
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