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Immunity enhancing foods that children will love

Sep 23, 2020 08:39 IST

A developing immune system makes children super susceptible to infection and colds. Add these nutrient-dense foods to your kid’s diet to bolster their disease defences.

Probiotics in yoghurt could boost gut function and improve the body’s ability to extract nutrition from food. Research has shown that having a yoghurt drink daily can reduce children’s risk of colds, ear infections, and strep throat. Make smoothies, dips or have some good old raita!

Rich in beta-carotene, sweet potato has been proven to increase white blood cells in the body and elevate the activity of killer cells. It is also loaded with Vitamin C making it a great addition to your immunity arsenal. Have them boiled, baked, steamed, or fried!

Nuts and seeds make for great snacks and can satiate any mid-meal cravings. A mix of walnuts, almonds and some sesame and flaxseeds could offer a sufficient amount of antioxidants, healthy fats and essential vitamins. Replace chips and chocolates with a yummy trail mix!