The immune system is our first line of defense against foreign invaders. And this is more pronounced in children. A child’s immune system fights bacteria, viruses and other poisons. So it is crucial to consume a healthy diet to ensure a stronger immune system.
● Food should be washed and cooked well before being served to your child.
● Your child’s daily diet must contain five servings of fruits and vegetables.
● Drink filtered water, herbal tea, and milk. Avoid drinks such as cola, soda, sweetened & packaged beverages.
● Avoid white sugar and sweets. Instead, consume honey, fruits and their juice.
● Eat carbohydrates rich in dietary fiber such as whole-wheat flour, pita bread, brown rice, muesli, oats, and barley. Avoid white flour found in bagels, white bread, pastries, croissants, and pastas. Most of these foods have a negative impact on the child’s health and may cause constipation.
● Consume meat, chicken, salmon, sardine, tuna, broad beans, lentil, navy beans, cowpeas, and soybeans.
● Consume cold pressed oils such as olive oil and flaxseed oil, which are vital for the child’s health.
Herbal and Dietary Supplements:
● Honey products: Add honey such as mountain Sidr honey, citrus honey, echinacea honey, and fennel honey to a child’s diet to sweeten juices, yogurt muesli, and oats. Honey can also be added to lemon juices. Propolis is an immune system booster which may help people with immune deficiency disorders. Propolis is also used as a common cleanser of the respiratory system and an antimicrobial.
● Echinacea increases white blood cells and boosts the immune system’s ability to cleanse the body from microorganisms. Echinacea is effective for colds & flu, as it fights bacteria and viruses.
● Garlic: May help support the immune and nervous system.
● Thyme: May widen airways.
● Linden: May help fight off colds and diseases related to the respiratory system.
● Black Cumin: Prevents & manages the symptoms of the common cold, flu, and chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and allergies.
● Vitamins & Minerals: Consume foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamins E, C, A, and zinc. Vitamin C and zinc fight off the cold and other viruses. Vitamin A may enforce the immune system.
The instructions and recommendations mentioned in this diet are general guidelines and do not take into account differences between individuals. Any health condition should be treated by a specialist and we advise you to consult your doctor before taking any product that may affect your health.