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Immune Boosters For Kids

Author: Lindo’s Group of Companies 

Almonds 

Almonds are packed with vitamin E and manganese, a strong immune-boosting duo that both enhance natural killer cell activity. 

Broccoli 

It’s no secret that broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s got a number of immune system boosters, including vitamins C, A, and E and a number of antioxidants. 

Salmon 

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fats. Not only are these fats essential for developing brains, they also reduce inflammation, which increases airflow and protects the lungs from colds and respiratory infections. The latest research also indicates that these fatty acids may boost your immune system by enhancing the function of immune cells. 

Spinach 

Spinach is full of many of the vitamins and minerals that boost our immune systems. It has vitamin A, E, C, and K, folate, manganese, zinc, selenium, and iron. 

Oats 

Oats contain beta glucans, a component of fiber that activates killer cells. These are the cells that fight bacteria, viruses, and other intruders in our bodies. 

Sweet Potatoes 

Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, which studies have shown to increase the number of white blood cells and increase the activity of killer cells. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, which is another immune system enhancer. 

Eggs 

Eggs are an efficient, rich source of protein and vitamins. Eggs also are a good source of other nutrients, including Vitamin D (which aids bone health and the immune system).

  In addition to a healthy diet, experts recommend children take vitamin supplements to ensure they’re getting everything they need. Try products designed with children in mind such as Olly Kid’s Multi + Probiotics, Smarty Pants Prebiotic/probiotic combinations and organic vegetarian combinations and organic vegetarian multivitamin supplements and Haliborange Omega-3 for kids. Your pharmacist can advise you on what might work best.  

KIDS MENU 

Sweet Potato Pancakes 

Salmon Nuggets 

Breakfast Egg Cups 

Blueberry Oat Bars 

Overnight Oats 

Cheesy Broccoli Bites 

Spinach/Apple/Kiwi Smoothies 

Find recipes online using these immune boosting foods.