Our Top 5 nutrients for kids
Wanting to boost your children’s immune system?
Check out our top 5 nutrients to include in their diet.
*Zinc – One of the most important minerals in supporting the immune system is Zinc. With even small deficiencies impairing the immune system by reducing macrophage function, decreasing T- lymphocytes, including zinc rich foods is important.
Some good food sources include Pumpkin seeds, Beans, Grassfed Beef / Lamb, Sesame seeds, Lentils, Cashews, Eggs, Organic Poultry, Shellfish.
*Vitamin C – Stimulates leukocytes and phagocytes and one of the most significant antioxidants go clean up those free radicals.
Good food sources include – Papaya, Citrus Fruits, Berries, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Mangos, Pineapple, Asparagus.
*Vitamin D – Vitamin D increases our body’s production of an antimicrobial compound cathelicidin which helps fight bacterial and viral infections.
The best source of Vitamin D is sunlight, some other food sources include cod liver oil, sardines, salmon, eggs, mushrooms.
*Glutathione – Known as the master antioxidant, glutathione is naturally produced in the liver. Glutathione plays a primary role in reducing oxidative stress and free radicals also increasing natural killer cell activity. This is our first line of defence against bacterial and viral infections.
Good sources include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, radish, mushrooms, Garlic, Spinach
*Vitamin A – An important antioxidant to help clean up those free radicals and help to recover. A deficiency has been shown to have and increase risk of infection.
Sources include- Carrots, Sweet Potato, Butter, Eggs, Liver, Broccoli, Spinach