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How to boost your child's immunity with yogurt, nuts & veggies

Deepika
1 to 3 years

Created by Deepika
Updated on Aug 18, 2017

How to boost your childs immunity with yogurt nuts veggies

As a mother you want your child to always be hale and hearty. However, a slight change in the weather can cause your child to fall prey to seasonal illnesses and problems. And there is another child who is of the same age as your child, but he or she is fine with no signs of illness. Why so you ask yourself. What is that his or her mother giving special that you are not giving? The chances are that she is feeding her child with seasonal fruits and veggies rather than party food. But then you too want your child to be like hers, so how do you ensure that your child stays healthy always?

What Is Immunity?

Before you go further and learn how you can boost your child's immunity, let's learn what immunity is and how it affects the growth of your child. So immunity is an ability by which we resist or fight infections or toxins by the action of specific antibodies or sensitised white blood cells.

Children have weak immunity as their immune system is still developing and hence is not capable of fighting all the infections thus they tend to fall sick more often. So if your child is falling sick regularly and especially during the seasonal changes then you need to ensure that you boost his or her immunity to let him enjoy and play.

How Can I Build My Child's Immunity?

There are various methods by which you can build your child's immunity. You can start by introducing hygiene habits to your child like—

  1. Hand washing:Make it a practice to ensure that your child washes his or her hands once he or she is back from the play, before and after eating anything. Clean hands ensure less chances of infection getting spread
  2. Healthy diet:Reduce the intake of junk food and encourage your child to eat healthy. A daily consumption of one seasonal fruit is a must for your child to build his or her immunity
  3. More sleep time: Even though if your child is not interested in sleeping ensure that he lies down for that period of time in a darkened room with no light. Switch off all the gadgets and let there be a pin drop silence in the room

Can I Build My Child's Immunity Through Food?

Yes, you can build your child's immunity through food. You can give food rich in protein and vitamin C to give a required immunity boost to your child. Include five servings of seasonal fruits to help him or her to fight the infections and stay healthy. Although food will definitely help in building your child's immunity, do ensure that he or she eats healthy and avoid junk food, secondly are practicing good hygiene.

Which Foods Can I Give To Build My Child's Immunity?

Here are 4 must-have foods that will help in building your precious little ones immunity, making him/her strong, healthy and happy.

  1. Curd: If your child has one bowl of curd daily, they will be protected from stomach and cold problems. Curd contains good bacteria which helps your child fight against bad bacteria, while reducing gas and stomach problems
  2. Colourful veggies: -Vegetables are the best source of mineral and vitamins. These are very important for your child to make him/her fit. Green leafy vegetables like spinach or fenugreek contain iron which helps to increase haemoglobin in the body
  3. Fruits: As the saying goes –"an apple a day keeps the doctor away" - so make it a point to give at least one fruit daily to your child, as that will maintain the glucose levels in his/her body. Please note – I'm recommending you give whole fruits, and not juices or any other health drinks
  4. Nuts: Nuts are the best source of vitamins. I remember in winter, my mother used to make me dry fruit laddoos, and she said "beta isse body garam rehti hai or sehat bhi banti hai". Almonds contain vitamin E which also helps to enhance memory

Do Antibiotics Have Adverse Effects On The Immune System

Yes, medications especially antibiotics tend to weaken the immune system thus making your child fall sick often and regularly. Hence avoid medication and antibiotics – unless prescribed the paediatrician. Antibiotics are given to babies to kill bad bacteria and viruses in their body, but don't give these if it not prescribed or absolutely necessary, because they can kill both good and bad bacteria in your child's body, which lowers their natural immunity and makes babies cranky!

Healthy Diet For Your Child To Build Immunity

Like mentioned earlier a healthy diet goes a long way in building and boosting your child's immunity. Hence ensure that your toddler is taking two healthy main meals through the day that comprises of daal, rice or chappati, and two kinds of vegetables. Of course, it also depends upon his or her diet and taste. But do ensure that he or she take veggies – either pureed and kneaded in a dough or in a soup – the choice is yours.

So, my friends follow these simple points to help your precious little ones stay fit and healthy! I'm waiting for your response. Love to all your cute babies!!

Did you find Deepika's tips on boosting your child's immunity naturally useful? How do you keep your little one healthy and happy? Do leave your comments…. We love hearing from you!

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| May 12, 2018

hi friends I am Deepika pls follow this link its my blog read your comments to increase weight and food issue http://letstalkaboutprenting.blogspot.in/2018/05/how-to-encourage-kids-to-have-healthy.html?m=1

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| Apr 07, 2018

Child immunity is a concerned issue these days. Most of the parents are looking for many remedies for this.. Try immuno booster as it is child friendly in the form of Choco bites. One bite a day is enough for immunity booster.

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| Apr 05, 2018

Thank you for ur information. These tips are very helpful for us I follow some of ur tips already.. I use immuno boosters as a supplement for improving the immunity of my kid and I also recommended all the mothers of young ones because it is really helpful for me.

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| Mar 27, 2018

thank you... your message is very informative.

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| Sep 19, 2017

thanks for your blog par agr bcha ye sb na khae to kaise strong bnae imunity mera nephew bhut bimar rhta h wo fruits or vegitable nhi khata kaise bhi pls suggest me some product to make strong immunity

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| Sep 12, 2017

thank u so much for valuable information...... my baby girl is 2 yers 8 mnths ....wht snacks I give in eveng.... her wght is 12. 5 kg....

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| Sep 12, 2017

very informative messages... to good.. thank u so much for such a useful guidence

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| Sep 12, 2017

thnk u so much for the info. ..my daughter is one year n four months. she doesn't like any food. .gave me some ideas , how shd she eats

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| Sep 12, 2017

what foods can I give at the cold. it is very very difficult to give food at the time of cold and cough. can I give amla fruit extract daily as it is rich in vitamin C, to my 2year old daughter

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| Sep 12, 2017

Thank you for ur ides and information ....but my child have one year four month .....he doesnt know to eat through teeth ...he want mash it what ever we give ....gave me some ideas to how to give him to nuts

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| Sep 12, 2017

thank u so much for the info. My son doesnt lke fruits to eat directly so i grind n gve him to eat. does grinding affect the nutritional value of a fruit. i tried many times to gve whole fruit direct but he spits out. he is nw 2 yr old.

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| Sep 12, 2017

thank u for this useful info

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| Sep 12, 2017

yes very well said n true facts n useful thank you

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| Sep 12, 2017

really useful... there r so many easy.. ready to eat.. instant edibles available in every household.. but nothing can beat the seasonal homemade hygienic and cooked with love food for kiddos...

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| Sep 12, 2017

its really helpful

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| Sep 12, 2017

thks for suggestions.. its very help ful

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| Sep 12, 2017

thanks ma'am... it vl be very useful

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| Sep 02, 2017

It's very useful. Thanks for it

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| Aug 24, 2017

My daughter is 15 months right now she is giving daradiya suji and khichdi in the food and besides what else you can give her it is good for her .

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| Aug 24, 2017

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| Aug 23, 2017

thanks

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| Aug 23, 2017

thanks

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| Aug 23, 2017

thank u for those useful info

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| Aug 22, 2017

thanks for the information

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| Aug 22, 2017

thanks for the tips, but you have mentioned to give whole fruit than juice. is it not good to give thick juice of fruits as my son will not eat if fruits are given raw.

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| Aug 20, 2017

knnvbv

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| Aug 19, 2017

nice. but my problem is that my son doesn't want to eat veggies. is there any substitute of that?

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| Aug 19, 2017

Thanks But my problem is i am working women and i don't have time to give fruits to my daughter who is 2 years 10 months old she is almost suffering from cold and cough

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| Aug 19, 2017

hi pooooooooo

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| Aug 19, 2017

thankss

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| Aug 19, 2017

thank you so much for ur advice

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| Aug 11, 2017

kKy mclyz ela .

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| Aug 01, 2017

gungun for 6 month old baby start with dal/ rice ka pani specially mung dal and fruits puree in 2 week you can wean him 3-4 time in day

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| Aug 01, 2017

Here’s all you need to know about dried fruits and nuts - whether they are beneficial or harmful for your child's health.

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| Aug 01, 2017

thank you sooooooo much for the advice.... if u can tell me according to my son's age 2. 6 years,what should be the actual weight

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| Jul 30, 2017

it is full raining here from 15 days my son had got cough from 4 days I was home remedies what to do

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| Jul 30, 2017

my baby has cold... can I give curd to him in cold

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| Jul 29, 2017

Thanks dear for such informative blog but my problem is that my daughter is not at all willing to have anything . she is one year old and extremely weak. I have tried every thing for her starting with veggies,fruits, dry fruits, curd, soups etc. but most of time she is not ready to even open her mouth.

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| Jul 29, 2017

good information thanks

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| Jul 29, 2017

hiii deepika ji nice and very useful blog... some of these I'm already following... I want to ask one thing if child is taking cerelac too then is it good or not.... as 8n between the meals tym my daughter love to eat cerelac also... now she is getting 2 year old so after that ceregrow has been introduced... so is it safe to give to her... ??

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| Jul 29, 2017

How abt milk.... How many times we can give to 2year plus kids

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| Jul 29, 2017

thank for a good suggestions

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| Jul 29, 2017

Thnx

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| Jul 29, 2017

I will leave the

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| Jul 29, 2017

ugh it until p

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| Jul 29, 2017

Is paedisure a good suppliment for 22months old baby.

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| Jul 29, 2017

Thanks

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| Jul 29, 2017

thanks for the information...

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| Jul 29, 2017

thank u...

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| Jul 29, 2017

thank u..

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| Jul 29, 2017

thank you all for your response

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| Jul 29, 2017

thank you

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| Jul 29, 2017

Thank you so much, it's very useful

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| Jul 29, 2017

very useful

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| Jul 29, 2017

very useful thanq

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| Jul 29, 2017

thank you very much for your advice mam I will surely try it

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| Jul 29, 2017

Thank you

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| Jul 28, 2017

thanks... its very useful

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| Jul 27, 2017

thnx maam

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| Jul 27, 2017

thanks it was good tips

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| Jul 27, 2017

thank u

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| Jul 26, 2017

thanks for your suggestions...

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| Jul 25, 2017

Tnx for a gud suggestion

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| Jul 25, 2017

Take a look at how you could improve your child's immunity and build resistance to disease.

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| Jul 25, 2017

I will definitely follow

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| Jul 25, 2017

My baby just completed 6 months. Till nw he was on breastfeeding and formula milk both... I want to know the proper diet for my 6 month baby in the whole day now. plz help me

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| Jul 25, 2017

nice

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