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Try these foods to boost your child's immunity during monsoon!

Besides giving us relief from the intense summer heat, monsoon also brings along the season of cold and flu.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Besides giving us relief from the intense summer heat, monsoon also brings along the season of cold and flu. During this season, one should take extra care of their children as they are prone to catching such infections.

Neha Sanwalka of AppyStore.in suggests some top foods which every parents should include in their child’s daily diet to boost immunity.

Here are some foods to boost your child's immunity during monsoon:

Hot soups

Soups especially chicken or egg soup are the best food to give to your children during monsoon as it boost their’s immunity, reduce inflammation and fight infection.

Seasonal fruits

One should include fruits like jamun, plums, cherries and peaches in your child'sdiet as they are packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins that boost immunity and helps fight infection.

Nuts

Nuts are a rich source of proteins, good fatty acids, anti-oxidants such as carotenoids, selenium, B complex vitamins, vitamin C and concentrated source of energy making them ideal food to fight infection and promote growth in children.

Turmeric milk

Give your child a glass of turmeric milk before bed as it will help them fight the common cold and flu and also help get a good night sleep. The active component of turmeric “curcumin” is a powerful anti-oxidant and promotes immunity

Tulsi tea/kadha

Tulsi or basil leaves have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and help improve immunity. Give five to six tsp of tulsi tea/kadha to your child every morning as it helps to keep them disease free during monsoon.

Ginger and honey

Ginger juice and honey combined together act as an elixir against common cold and flu. Ginger juice has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties whereas honey coats the throat giving a soothing feel. Ginger-honey juice works best when given at bed time.

Egg/chicken/fish/dals

It is very important to include a good source of protein at each meal to promote growth and build immunity.

(With IANS inputs)

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