Do you know what to feed your child to keep him healthy? Find out
If it was possible to keep children healthy by feeding them something – every parent would try his best to do so. So every parent is always on the lookout for the answer to the question “ What can I feed my child to keep him healthy?” “What can I feed my child to build his immunity?”
The answer to these questions is very simple. Feed your child a balanced diet for better immunity.
The immune system is like an army. And each cell of the immune system is like a soldier of that army. Just like each soldier of the army needs to be well fed to fight the enemy – each cell of the immune system needs to be well fed with all the nutrients to fight the germs that are coming in.
This means that – to function efficiently the cells of the immune system need a balanced diet that has all the nutrients in the right amounts.
Unfortunately however, most children do not eat a balanced diet.
When we allow children to eat something in place of their nutritious meal. When we allow children to eat junk food in place of their nutritious meal. When we allow children to eat the same thing over and over again at each and every meal while sacrificing the other things that we are offering in that meal – we make the children prone to deficiencies of vitamins and minerals.
These nutritional deficiencies of vitamins and minerals keep the immune system from functioning well.
While ensuring that children and their immune systems get all the nutrients they require – it is also important to remember that the nutrients that the cells of the immune system require must come enter the body as food. The food in the balanced diet must be the source of the nutrients that the cells of the immune system require. Supplements just cannot do the trick. And packaged and processed food cannot replace the balanced diet no matter what the label says.
Eat healthy to stay healthy.