Is it important to support your child’s immune system?

Is it important to support your child’s immune system?

Posted: 26 Feb 2019

Colds and flu in children are inevitable, and you know your little ones are going to be sick and miserable. Research shows that children have 6 – 10 episodes of upper respiratory tract infection every year and it is the most common cause of illness in children younger than five.  Apart from the distress of your child, him or her being ill also impacts on your health, your sleep, and even your ability to go to work. 

Although there are medicines to treat the infections, ideally, you’d like to try and prevent your child becoming ill.  

Supporting your child’s immune system during the cold and flu season could decrease the incidence and severity of infectious illness in your child. It will also make life a little easier for you by reducing some of your time and worry off caring for a frequently sick child. 

There is also the additional need for adding immune support to your child’s diet to guard against an unprecedented number of allergies and other inflammatory diseases that can affect children.

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There are healthy habits you can adopt that will give your child's immune system a boost:

1. Serve more fruits and vegetables

They contain immunity-boosting phytonutrients which may increase the body's production of infection-fighting white blood cells and interferon, an antibody that coats cell surfaces, blocking out viruses. 

2.  Ensure children wash hands before and after a meal

Many diseases are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Washing hands with soap removes germs from the hands. 

3. Exercise

Moving vigorously cultivates a healthy heart and lungs and movement and a healthy diet, help to prevent obesity, which in turn can help prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.

4. Guard against allergies and disease.

There is also the additional need for adding immune support to your child’s diet to guard against an unprecedented number of allergies and other inflammatory diseases that can affect children.

Newly launched Immuenza with Beta-glucan, containing naturally occurring baker’s yeast Beta-glucan, has been shown to have immuno-support effects. During a 12-week study in 152 children, Beta-glucan reduced the percentage of children with infections by 32 % for the 35 mg group.  It also reduced the frequency and length of infections in children. 

Tempting your child to take a supplement can sometimes be difficult, but Immuenza with Beta-glucan, is available in two easy-to-drink effervescent tablet flavours of orange and strawberry. 

For more information click on www.immuenza.co.za

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