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4 ways to support your child’s immunity

Nutrition & Wellbeing

Your little ones deserve to enjoy the rainy season free of worries

Hopping, running, playing, jumping, climbing – equipped with lots of energy and few worries, children are bold explorers of the world around them. However, their immune systems can be challenged. In fact, their immunity is not fully developed until they are around 10 years old!

But don’t fret, there are ways to support your child’s immune system that can help them continue enjoying what kids do best! Here are our four tips on how you can support your kid’s immunity.

1. Ensure their immune system

Over the last year, even adults got tired of all the hand-washing reminders, but keeping your hands clean is indeed super-effective.

Encourage your kids to wash their hands after playing outside, touching pets, blowing their noses, and before and after each meal. To make handwashing more fun, let them pick their own colourful towels and soaps with fun shapes and scents.

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2. Enrich their menus with healthy foods

Another part of building up a strong immunity is proper nutrition. Carrots, green beans and oranges are rich in immunity-boosting phytonutrients called carotenoids. Yoghurt is also a good snack with healthy proteins and it can be mixed with nutritious fruits, oats or nuts. Choose plain instead of flavoured yoghurt to avoid added sugars.

When browsing through the vegetable section, don’t forget to add bell peppers to your cart as they are rich in vitamin C . Broccolis are, of course, nutritional powerhouses as well. They boost immunity as they are sources of vitamins A, C and E, as well as antioxidants. Other immunity-boosting vegetables are spinach and asparagus.

The problem with kids’ nutrition is that even if you know all about the goodies that are hiding in the foods you buy, your child might not be as enthusiastic about healthy eating as you want them to be. If that’s the case, you can find a few handy tips in this article.

3. Allow them to get enough rest

Sleep is crucial for a resilient immune system. Studies1 have shown that sleep deprivation can lower the immune response and reduce the production of natural killer cells that fight against viruses and bacteria. So, ensure that your kid is getting the right amount of sleep for their age:

  1. Infants (4–12 months): 12–16 hours

  2. Toddlers (1–2 years): 11–14 hours

  3. Children (3–5 years): 10–13 hours

  4. Children (6–12 years): 9–12 hours

  5. Teenagers (13–18 years): 8–10 hours

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4. Support their diet with food supplements

If you are looking for an extra support for your kids’ immune system, food supplements can be a great help. That’s when you can turn to Nutrilite™ Kids Immunity Support* Plus:

  1. Multi-benefit 4-in1 product, containing a good combination of vitamin D*, vitamin C, zinc and lactic-acid-producing bacteria.

  2. Convenient stick packs with a slightly sweet-tasting, fast-dissolving powder, which leaves a cooling “WOW” effect on the tongue.

  3. Product can be stirred into cold food or drinks such as muesli or juices.

The yummy, sweet taste of Nutrilite™ Kids Immunity Support* Plus is loved by kids. The powder is stored in small sachets that are easy to keep on hand at home and on the go. You will feel confident in your kids’ well-being throughout the year by supporting their immunity.

1 “Partial night sleep deprivation reduces natural killer and cellular immune responses in humans”, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8621064/
* Vitamin D contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system in children.

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