Is your child often sick? He/she catches cold and flu easily? Then you need to take better care of them. Where there are kids, there are germs. Mostly germs are hanging out on their hands and whenever they touch their mouth area, they pass into their body causing flu and infections. You need to work on boosting their immune system.
5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HEALTHY
WASH THEIR HANDS OFTEN
It all starts with dirty hands. Children’s hands contain millions of bacteria that can cause lot of infections. Make them wash their hands four to five times with disinfectant soap for at least 20 secs. Do not let them have any meal or food without washing their hands.
BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
Strong Immune system is like a security guard for your body that do not let germs enter your body that cause infections.
Exercise regularly: Make your child participate in physical activities and exercises. That really helps to keep their immune system strong and active.
Balanced nutritional Diet: Give your child rainbow diet containing all fruits and vegetables. Some of the foods that helps in building up strong immune system are citrus fruits like orange, lemons, grapefruit, broccoli, spinach, yogurt, almonds, ginger and garlic.
AVOID ANTIBIOTICS UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
Antibiotics are used to remove bacteria causing infections but they also remove good bacteria from gut. Antibiotics are life saver sure but also harmful in excess. So, try adopting home remedies to cure your child with minor health issues.
GET MORE OF UNDISTURBED SLEEP
Most children need 10 to 14 hours of sound sleep. Make your child follow early to bed routine. Studies shows that better sleep leads to strong immune system.
GIVE ENOUGH PROTEIN
Protein tend to increase white blood cells that fight against infection. Give your child milk protein, egg protein and animal proteins.
LESS OF SUGAR
Studies say that children beetween 2 to 18 should intake less than 6 tablespoons of sugar in one day. High sugar intake leads to weak immune health and leads to obesity, high blood pressure. Instead of serving them chocolate or pancakes, try giving them fruits as much as possible.