This is the time of year where we are all indoors spreading germs. In order to help keep your kiddos healthy (and you too) make sure your diet (and supplements) has plenty of these immunity boosters.
A deficiency in Vitamin A can reduce an immune response to viruses. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and can be extremely effective in boosting immune health.
*Foods that are high in Vitamin A are: sweet potatoes, mangos, dried apricots, carrots, and broccoli
Vitamin C is also an important antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of viral infections and who doesn’t want that?
*Great sources of Vitamin C are: oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, and broccoli
Vitamin D is crucial to immune health and supports the body's ability to fight viral infections. Low Vitamin D levels have been associated with respiratory illnesses including viral and bacterial respiratory infections.
*Fish, eggs, and fortified milk or orange juice are good sources of Vitamin D.
Zinc, Selenium, and Quercetin are all-powerful micronutrients that can support immune response and inhibit viral replication. This combination also has the added benefit of keeping inflammation down.
*To get the benefit of all three you’ll need to combine foods like citrus, apples, turkey or chicken, and dark berries.
Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant, helps fight free radicals, and can also inhibit viral replication.
Good sources are poultry, broccoli, and onions.
Now is the time to help boost your family’s immune system and increase the intake of foods that support the body’s ability to fight infection. We know it’s hard to always get all the nutrients needed through your healthy diet. That’s why we developed our Immune Support Bundles so you can ensure that your kiddos are getting the support they need even if they are picky eaters.