Tuesday August 21, 2018
The Immune system is an essential part of the human body that helps in fighting diseases, infections, and prevents microorganisms from entering our system. It is necessary to develop a healthy and strong immune system in the early stages of life so that the body is less vulnerable towards germs and bacteria later on in life. We cannot completely prevent the presence of harmful germs. However, with a healthy and strong immune system, the symptoms, severity and the effects of an illness will be much lower. This article is going to briefly talk about a few tips that can improve your child’s immune system.
The first step towards the development of a healthy immune system is to identify if your child has any nutritional deficiency such as Vitamin A, C, E or any fatty acids deficiency. In case of minerals, it is crucial to add the correct amounts of magnesium, selenium, zinc, copper, iron, to your child’s food intake.
Secondly, it is necessary for children to maintain a balanced diet. The food should contain adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and whole grains. Healthy fats such as seeds, fish, and vegetable oil should also be added to the meals. Our dietitians at Slim n’ Lite suggest avoiding processed sugary food products as this could negatively impact the immune system.
If your child is suffering from any gastrointestinal problems like constipation, diarrhea, or any stomach infections, it is necessary to add yogurt to your child’s daily food meals. Yogurt is rich in probiotics and can prevent from causing these problems.
Additionally, it is equally important for your child to get a good sleep. If your child’s age is between 3 and 5, it is recommended for your child to have at least 10-13 hours of sleep. While, if your child’s age is between 6 and 13 years, then 9-11 hours of sleep is advised. For adolescents between the age of 14 and 17, it is necessary for them to get at least 8-10 hours of sleep.
Other than sleep and nutrition, your child has to be around hygienic surroundings as germs and bacteria are mostly prevalent in dirty environment. It is advisable to promote hygienic practices in the early days. For instance, you can slowly teach your kids to cultivate habits like regular hands washing, clean nails, and a clear skin for teens. With all the above factors, ensure that they are physically active and are supported with a general and emotional well-being.
We at Slim n’ Lite, provide affordable meal deliveries in the UAE aiming to provide nutritional, healthy and tasty food. If you are finding it difficult to make healthy diet plans, contact our expert dietitians. On the other hand, if you are looking for a weight-loss program, Slim n’ Lite can create the ideal customized diet plan that will help you get in your desired shape and lifestyle.