We would all like to help support the immune system of our little ones to help prevent them catching all manner of bugs and infections. There are plenty of key nutrients to help support immune health and we have selected recipes with a rainbow of colour and plenty of health-boosting antioxidants such as vitamin A, C and plant phytonutrients.
BOOST: Colourful fruit and vegetables such as strawberries, oranges, berries, tropical fruits, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, garlic, broccoli, red bell peppers, sweet potato, plus live natural yoghurt, onion, chilli, ginger, turmeric, cumin.
AVOID: Refined sugar foods (sweets, cakes, chocolate, muffins, carbonated sugary drinks, sugary breakfast cereals). Dairy foods (milk, cheese, cream, ice cream, yogurt) increase mucus production so eliminate these if your child is suffering from a cold or cough. Soy and gluten foods (wheat, rye, barley) are inflammatory and best avoided when the immune system is fighting an infection.
See recipes below: