Foods to Boost Your Child’s Immunity during Monsoon
The rainy season comes with lots of viral diseases - fever, cold. Here is the list of foods you must give to your children to boost their immunity during monsoon season
Monsoon is a time when we watch the rains cleanse the earth and see the life that grows as a result of them. Even getting wet in the rain can be a lot of fun, especially for kids. However, despite all the good things, the change in weather can be sudden, and it is well known that the rains can bring with them all sorts of germs that cause infections and diseases. Here we have some information that we hope will help you prevent your child from falling ill in the rainy season. By ensuring that your kids follow a healthy diet, their immunity will improve.
Some of the best foods that you can feed your children in order to boost their immunity during monsoon include:
Garlic is packed with antioxidants that help boost immunity in the body, and that also regulate the body’s metabolism. Garlic is extremely versatile and can be used in many different foods to add flavor and spice. Garlic chutney is something delicious and easy-to-make and kids will love it.
This amazing immunity-boosting spice is something that should be included in your child’s diet. Turmeric has a very powerful component called “curcumin” that makes it such a good antioxidant. Give your child turmeric tea or turmeric milk before bed, and it will help him sleep better and will also improve his chances of fighting off any infections that affect their immune system.
- Karela (Bitter Gourd)
High in anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral qualities, bitter gourds are highly beneficial for your child’s health. Obviously, feeding karela to children will be difficult, but their health properties cannot be ignored, especially at a time when the chances of falling sick are high. Bitter gourds are especially known to aid in respiratory problems.
Pulses and lentils are both very good for your child’s overall health. These are high in protein and energy. Daal is one of the food types that helps your child to fight off any kind of seasonal infection. If your child is already down with the flu, try feeding him some daal soup as it will help him recover faster.
Not only do soups bring in the warmth that the body needs to prevent catching chills, but it is also one of the best foods to feed your child if he is sick. Lovely vegetable soup or even a chicken soup with vegetables can work wonders.
- Dry Fruits, Nuts and Seeds
Almonds, walnuts, and cashews are healthy snacks to give your child for munching. Seeds such as sesame and flax are also great additions. Dry fruits like dates and raisins are also good for children. The nuts and seeds can be roasted for a different flavor, but consuming them is necessary.
- Kadha (Herbal Drink)
Boiling some herbs in water and then giving it to your child will ensure that he is able to fight off health problems that occur during the season. Add spices such as cinnamon, fenugreek, cumin, peppercorn, ginger, and tulsi. You can always add some honey to sweeten the mixture, but if your child is less than one year, do not add honey. Also, be aware of how much spice you are using as children should not be given spicy food.