Naturally Boost Your Child’s Immune System
Gut health plays a big role in the body’s ability to fight off germs, and this is just as true for kids as it is for adults. Give your kids gut-healthy fermented foods, such as yogurt and kimchi. You can also try giving them probiotic supplements, especially if they don’t like fermented foods. (Take a supplement yourself, too!)
Many parents rush for the ibuprofen when their child has a fever, but this often isn’t necessary. In fact, a fever indicates that your child’s immune system is kicking in to fight off an unfriendly invader. It’s still a good idea to check in with your child’s pediatrician if your child is running a fever, though.
Exercise does a body good. Kids (and adults) who exercise regularly aren’t just fitter – their white blood cells are more effective, meaning they fight off illnesses more quickly. Encourage your kids to work up a sweat regularly, or exercise together as a family a few times a week.
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