Beware of Changing Season – Immunize Children with these Home-Ready Tips!
Witnessing changes in the season is one of the best natural experiences. But, as and when the season changes, it’s time for mosquito’s and diseases to take over the season of sickness. Yes, most of the time, changing season brings along an abundance of cases of sickness, especially in children. Toddlers and growing kids being an easy target catch hold of various infections and viruses making it fatal for their immune system.
Here arises the need to prevent beforehand in order to avoid curing afterward. You may or may not observe the symptoms of changing seasons in your little ones, but taking precautionary measures at home is a must.
Here we have some of the effortless tips that are actually easy to follow, to shield the little ones during the change in season.
- Hydration is the best policy!
Being one of the most important natural resources, water helps in washing out the toxins present in our body. The significance of Water to the human body is not just bound to releasing toxins but benefits the biological process in various other ways too.
During the change of season, especially when the weather changes from extreme summer to humid monsoon, the temperature of the body fluctuates. If the body does not get the required amount of water during this change, one may experience dry throat and nasal passage, enabling the germs to enter the body easily.
Consumption of lots of water by children older than 6 months during this phase helps in regulating and adjusting to the existing temperature, keeping the body hydrated. Remember, a well-hydrated body is one of the best solutions to the weather changing problems.
- Vitamin C can help!
Our body consists of various types of blood cells catering to differentiated functionalities. Amongst them, there are some of the cells (White Blood Cells) entitled to fight the germs, infection and various disease-causing elements in our blood. These cells require a good amount of Vitamin C for nutrition.
As soon as the season changes, the intake of Vitamin C helps to foster and boost a healthy bunch of fighting cells (White Blood Cells) in our body to protects us from the unwanted infections and illness due to change in the temperature. Some of the best sources of Vitamin C include Orange, Lemon, Pineapple, Kiwi, Strawberry, and Papaya.
- Date Dietary Fibers!
With a lot of chemicals being used for the production of cereals, vegetables, and fruits, food can be a major source of pathogens and disease-causing microbes and germs.
For an ultimate protection from pathogens and disease-causing microbes, our body consists of a major component, known as Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) located in our gut. GALT is a part of our immune system that acts as the foremost line of defense against the germs and microorganisms.
For the maintenance of GALT, intake of a lot of fibrous substance is very important. Fiber can be consumed in both soluble and insoluble form that helps in clearing the bowels and regulating the digestive system optimally.
Some of the fiber-rich food includes Peas, Carrot, Broccoli, Oatmeal, Chia seeds, Lentils, Pear, Black beans, etc. Add these consumables to your little one’s diet in order to overcome the health effects of changing weather.
- Pat the Protein-rich consumables.
Anything that is mechanical to the protection of our body requires a great amount of energy. Likewise, the immune system of our body requires a plethora of energy to function smoothly. Undertaking the process of nourishing antibodies, cells, fighting germs along with bacteria requires a whole lot of proteins.
Especially, when we’re talking about muscles, protein plays an important role in fulfilling the inner strength of the body. Consumption of a good amount of protein helps in increasing the production of disease-fighting cells in the body, making it easier to survive the bacterial monsoon delight!
Include fish, eggs, and chicken along with protein-rich consumables in your little one’s diet.
- Enduring Exercises and Sweet Sleep
With a changing season breeds various diseases. Thus, it becomes difficult for mothers to let their toddlers out for playing during the changing season. However, keeping children indoor should not cut down on their level of exercise.
It is very important to regularly exercise during the seasonal change so as to maintain the temperature of the body. Make sure you’re insisting your child on doing at least 20-25 minutes of warm-up stretching, and basic bending exercises at home. But, if you find the weather to be pleasant enough to move around, then play time, or a walk would suffice the exercise time.
Along with exercising, sleeping is also one of the main components entailing a fit body. Thus, a complete package of exercising and sleep together can make up a healthy body.
- And tie up with Antioxidants, especially berries!
Phagocytes are one of the wondrous immune cells that eat up the disease-causing bacterias and kill them to protect our body. While undergoing this process, the disease-causing bacterias release oxygen molecules that are reactive in nature.
Thus, it is important to neutralize the effect of these cells. Antioxidant, being an effective neutralizing agent helps in running the immune system smoothly.
Berries, including cranberries, strawberries, mulberries, cherries, and blueberries are some of the best sources of antioxidants. Along with this, consumption of nuts, grapes, dark green leafy vegetables, and dark chocolate can also help you reap the similar benefits.
- Pack of homemade Probiotics
Curd is one of the supplementary components that can be paired with anything and everything to have a tastier bite! Besides being tasty, curd has enormous health benefits entailing to it.
Being a consumable full of microorganisms, curd helps to shoo off the infections, keeping the digestive system healthy. Along with microorganisms, the presence of protein and calcium will contribute to the immune system of the body.
One of the best ways to gain immunity from changing weather is to consume homemade curd. Homemade curd consists of some good and healthy bacterias to ensure smooth operations of the gut.
- Garnish your health with Ginger, Turmeric, Tulsi, and Spices!
Since the ancient period of Ayurveda and Indian Spices, the magic of natural ingredients has been acclaimed as some of the best measures of healing illness. Natural ingredients are said to keep the dosha’s away from the human body.
The history of Ayurveda states that the use of turmeric, ginger, and tulsi helps in evading the symptoms of seasonal illness, including cold, cough, nausea etc. As far as Indian spices are concerned, some of the ingredients like black pepper, cinnamon, and cardamom actually help in strengthening the inner body and clears blood to avoid infections.
One can easily consume turmeric, ginger, and tulsi in the form of turmeric milk, ginger candies, and Tulsi tea, as well as Indian spices in dishes for enhancing the taste, odor, and quality of food along with the health benefits.
Let the prevention and wellness for the little ones during the changing season outgrow the chances of cure! Follow these easy home-ready tips and witness the change…