Immunity. How to improve the immunity of a child at any time of the year
Immunity of a modern child is subject to many negative factors.. It is not surprising that modern children are sick much more often than we are in childhood. The problem of mothers of babies who have just gone to kindergarten is especially acutely felt: during this period, children especially stay at home due to colds and viral diseases.
For most parents, it is clear that the cause of frequent illness among children is in poor immunity. But not only frequent diseases are symptoms of poor immunity. Anxiety needs to be beaten if your child:
- quickly tired and constantly in a sleepy state;
- complains of muscle pain or fever;
- often prone to allergic reactions;
- has disturbed digestion and poorly eats.
How to improve immunity- a question with which parents increasingly turn to specialists. Only a doctor can recommend specialdrugs to improve immunity.
But you can raise immunity to the child yourself. It is important that regular walks are present in the daily routine of the child so that he gets enough sleep and eats well.
How to increase immunity
It has been proven that 60-70% of immune cells are in the gastrointestinal tract, and the intestine is the largest organ that provides a barrier against pathogens. Its microflora consists of bacteria that produce beneficial enzymes, vitamins, biologically active substances that affect the general condition of the body and are able to enhance immunity.
To strengthen the immune system will help "live" dairy products. It has been clinically proven that regular consumption of fermented milk products containing large amounts of bifidobacteria, is able to normalize the microflora, improve the functioning of the intestines and strengthen the protective functions of the whole organism.
Bifidobacteria help prevent the penetration of microbes and toxins into the body, and also have a high antagonistic activity against pathogenic microorganisms.Therefore, products that increase immunity, such as kefir, sour cream, yogurt, cottage cheese should be present in the daily diet of the child.
How to raise immunity at home?
The most useful are sour-milk products cooked at home. Dairy products prepared on dry bacterial starters VIVO, contain a large number of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. In addition, you can be absolutely sure about the quality, freshness and composition of such sour-milk products, because for cooking you use only milk and leaven. Such products do not contain any harmful impurities, thickeners, preservatives, flavor enhancers and flavors. And you can diversify the taste at your own will or the child’s desire, adding fruit, honey, jam to the finished product - everything that is enough for your imagination.
It is very simple to improve immunity by preparing a tasty and healthy dairy product at home. It is enough to take warm milk, one for immunity, and a regular saucepan. Preparation for fermentation will take 10-15 minutes. After that, in 8 hours (without your participation), ordinary milk will turn into a “live” product. There are no additives in it and it is definitely fresh.Among other things, homemade dairy products are much more economical.
Best of all will help in improving the immunity of children under 2 years of leaven. Older children and adults are better off drinking sourdough.
By the way, if you add some fresh or frozen berries or a spoonful of jam to your favorite fermented milk product, you will get a delicious cocktail that your child will not definitely refuse. And you will know that something has been done to increase immunity.