child health care | Food is most natural way to heal the child
Food is most natural way to heal the child
Your child sneezing in a row could only mean one thing: the onset of a cold. A mighty cold. Or not. While every child’s illness symptoms escalate in his/her unique way, the point is that often, the occurrence of illnesses can either be mitigated or staved off entirely depending on their nutrition.
In other words, what your kids eat can be the solution for a whole host of child-related maladies – right from mood swings to constipation to the management of colds, coughs or viruses.
While protein is a beautiful immunity builder – it does wonderful work to combat disease in your children along with bolstering their resistance and repairing general wear and tear – it is important to choose the right protein, like egg whites, lean white meats, fish, dals and quinoa.
Vitamin C is another fantastic booster of immunity and can be found in amla or kiwi or even in multivitamins, on a doctor’s prescription, of course.
Vitamin B12 is a brilliant way immunity levels can be raised in a child. It positively influences the speed of recovery too. However, it’s important for vegetarians/vegans to take note here: as B12 is found mainly in animal products, like dairy and eggs, children may need to take a B12 supplement on the recommendation of their paediatrician
Constipation is painful for children or adults for that matter. Foods with fibre can help your child. If he/she is constipated, feed them raw vegetable juices, chia seeds, papaya and kiwi. And lots and lots of water: hydration is very important for a happy, smiling and fully- functional digestive system.
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