Steps to Boost a Toddlers Immunity
Every parent dreads the cold and flu season and will do everything required to support their child's developing immune system. My son has had a fair share of viral infections and while I know it's okay for him to fall ill a couple of times, I get extremely sad to see him with a runny nose or high temperature. While minor illnesses like the cold and flu actually helps to strengthen and develop a child's immune system, it's important to focus on several factors that can boost immunity so that a child will fall sick less.
- Dal was combined with spinach or radish, curd turned into interesting yogurt smoothies, walnuts were added to his evening snack and carrots, cucumber, apple or pear became finger foods that fascinated him.
- Initially, I wasn't too keen on his demand for yogurt everyday but I learnt its benefits from our pediatrician. Yogurt contains 'good bacteria' or Probiotics which strengthens the immune system by fighting against several microorganisms.
- Additionally, I always add a pinch of Turmeric to all curries and vegetable preparations as it is known to have antimicrobial properties known to fight diseases.