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How To Protect Your Kid’s Immune System As Winter Approaches

Tips and advice on how to protect and enhance your child's immune system...

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29 August 2017

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How To Protect Your Kid’s Immune System As Winter Approaches

Winter is right around the corner, and along with it comes the infamous cold and flu season, so here’s some tips on how to protect your little one's immune system.

On average, kids under 3 years old catch 6 to 8 colds a year, and that’s due to their immune systems which are unfamiliar yet with such viruses; hence it’s complicated to tackle new problems.

Killing viruses when encountered again is always easier, and quicker. Therefore, scientists assured that catching colds as a young child, makes it uncommon to catch them later on in life. So, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

However, having a strong and solid immune system can help in preventing those long days of sniffling for good. And these tips can help you achieve that:

1- Washing The Hands

Encourage your kids to wash their hands with soap and water regularly and constantly and to last for at least 30 seconds; hands are a virus’ comfort zone, they only leave to a more comfortable place, like the eyes and nose.

2- Covering The Mouth When Sneezing

Cold viruses don’t actually spread easily in air, so you really need a direct sneeze to your face from an infected person to catch a virus. Hence, make sure you avoid any direct interaction with an infected person, and if you had cold, make sure you cover your mouth when sneezing.

3- Add Immune-boosting Foods To Your Child’s Diet

And these include foods rich in vitamin C like orange and pomegranate, in addition to garlic, ginger, and fresh green juices.

4- Focus On Immune-boosting Supplements

Supplements like vitamin D3, probiotics, and vitamin C help enhance the immune system’s functions.

5- Cut Down The Sugar

It really is BAD, on almost every level. Scientists assured that consuming sugar has a negative effect on our immune system. It decreases the immune response, and increases systemic inflammation.