Boost your child’s immune system
Every day, children get in contact with millions of harmful bacteria: on the bathroom tiles, on the school desks, on their friends, on their pets, etc., all of which attack their immune systems. To help your child fight all these threats to his health, follow this advice:
- a balanced diet : vitamin C raises the production of antibodies, and beta-carotene increases the number of cells that fight infections. Encourage your child to eat vegetables and fruits. Make natural juices at home: for example, mix oranges, strawberries and raspberry for their high content of vitamin C, with carrots or spinach, rich in beta-carotene.
- physical activity: daily exercise helps the production of immune cells
- low stress levels: although hard to believe, your child can be stressed over school work or friends, and stress suppresses the immune system.
- a good night’s sleep: sufficient rest is extremely important for a child’s growth and health; preschool children should sleep for 11 to 13 hours a day, and school children need 10 to 11 hours of sleep.