The most dreaded cold and cough keeps visiting us often like our friends do. They are more prevalent in some seasons than the rest. Malaria, Typhoid, Influenza, flu are some more diseases that also play havoc in our child’s life.
Low or weak immunity is one big reason that most fall victim to such diseases. Immune-boosting nourishment can help a lot and increase your child’s resistance to fight the disease which no other medicine in the world can do. A sturdy immune system lets your child develop intellectually, physically and emotionally.
One doesn’t need to especially go purchase these foodstuffs but can be made accessible in your kitchen garden.
Why choosing food over medicine is so important.
Food has innumerable properties like antibacterial, anti-infective, analgesic and antibiotic. These properties in food will keep diseases at bay without harming your internal organs.
Your body identifies food and will accept it readily and provide you its benefits. Whereas drugs are foreign substances which your body takes time to identify and in turn harms your natural immunity. This affects your child’s body system negatively over a period of time.
Make your own cough, cold and fever syrup
COLD AND COUGH
2 tsp ginger juice + 2 tsp honey + 1 pinch turmeric + 1 pinch Salt + juice of 1 lemon + 1 tsp glycerin.
Mix them all together and give 1 tsp after every 2 hrs.
25 raisins soaked in half a cup of water + juice of ½ lemon
Crush the raisins into the water and strain. Add the lemon juice to the water and drink twice a day.
Everyday foods that will increase immunity
Fruits and vegetables: All citrus fruits, strawberries, Grapefruit, watermelon, grapes, cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, Mushrooms and Methi leaves.
Milk and milk products: Yogurt.
Cereals and Pulses: Oats, barley and whole grains, sprouts.
Meat, Fish and Egg: Chicken soup, Egg yolk, fish and beef.
Others: Garlic, ginger, cinnamon, Tulsi leaves, Turmeric
Other things that help
Boost your child’s sleep time.
Breast feed your baby.
If your child gets sick discard the old tooth brush.
Engage your child in some outdoor activity daily.
Make sure your child washes hand before meals.
Health is imperative to one and all; be it a child or an adult. A powerful and sturdy immune system will lay the foundation for better future, growth and development.