Six Immune-Boosting Foods To Include In Your Child’s Diet This Winter

Garlic

Six immune- boosting foods to include in your child’s diet this winter
Six immune- boosting foods to include in your child’s diet this winter

Regular consumption of garlic is one of the best ways to boost your child’s immune function this winter. Garlic is well known for its immune boosting properties. Garlic is rich in sulphur compounds which have potent antioxidant activity helping to keep blood healthy and inhibit the growth of bacteria.

To get the maximum benefit from garlic the best way is to eat it raw, adding small amounts to stir frys, soups and dips. If you do cook with garlic ensure that you add it towards the end of the cooking process as this will help to preserve the immune enhancing antioxidants.

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Berries

Six immune- boosting foods to include in your child’s diet this winter
Six immune- boosting foods to include in your child’s diet this winter

Blackcurrants, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries are all excellent sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients which together work to combat free radicals, the disease causing atoms lurking in your child’s body.  Berries are also an excellent source of Vitamin C which helps to bolster the immune system and protect from illness.

Berries are extremely versatile and can be added to cereals, porridge or yogurt. Try blending into a smoothie or puree. Keeping a store of frozen berries ensures that whatever the season you can still enjoy the health benefits of these little fruits.

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