We have an amazing opportunity with the world climate right now to build our kids immune systems into the healthiest versions they can be! This is the time to build out kids immune systems and help them thrive so that when they are exposed to a virus they are in the best possible shape with their immune response.
What we feed our kids MATTERS. Foods we eat can also build the strongest healthiest bodies that equip our children for life. Rearing children on a nourishing diet ensures that they form healthy cells, and healthy bodies, which in turn create healthy immune systems that can stave off bacteria, deal with viruses and develop normally. We have an amazing opportunity with the world climate right now to build our kids immune systems into the healthiest versions they can be!
Fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic should make up the bulk of a child’s diet, quality protein, grains and good oils, these foods are the secret, secret to good health for them and for us.
Top 10 Anti Viral Foods
Such a powerful anti-viral. Can be eaten raw, mashed or added to soups, bolognaise or stir fry. Mix chopped raw garlic with a tablespoon of unpasteurised, raw honey and consume 1 clove every few days if you feel a sore throat coming on. Please avoid chinese garlic. Australian organic if possible is the better choice.
Another powerful antiviral food. Antioxidant compounds in ginger root have potent anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties – blitz it and add to our Lemon and Honey Cough Drops. If you are having trouble getting ginger into your kids daily try our Kids TEA
Lauric acid and caprylic acid is essential for boosting the immune system against viruses. Studies are already underway for the benefits of coconut oil and COVID- 19.
Add a tablespoon to our breaky booster smoothie!
Vitamin C rich foods
Any bright and colourful fruit or vegetablel. Citrus is loaded in Vitamin C. Organges, Lemons and Limes. Capsicum, tomatoes, beetroot, and even greens like Kale and spinach are loaded with Vitamin C. Kakadu plum a traditional indigenous bush food has 30 x more vitamin C than an orange and that’s why we put it in MAGIC SPRINKLES!
One of the most powerful minerals for supporting our immune system. Zinc rich foods include pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, eggs, legumes (red lentils) Magic Sprinkles brimming with zinc rich seeds.
Anti Viral Herbs
Adding herbs to cooking or in tea is a brilliant way to support immune function. Our top herbs are parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, fennel and rosemary! If you are having trouble getting herbs into kids try a TEA – our KIDS TEA is super sweet and delicious.
Powerful potent antioxidant and stimulator of immune function. We love strawberries, raspberries and blueberries! You don’t need heaps but a small handful a day can offer powerful protection!
A super high form of vitamin C and provides the body with necessary nutrients for cell division and DNA repair. Throw a handful of spinach into one of our SMOOTHIES
Amazing antiviral properties and is highly protective by inhibiting cell binding. Curcumin the active ingredient in turmeric literally interferes with the virus ability to attach to a host cell.
This spice has tremendous anti-viral properties. Cinnamon boiled in water can actually treat the common cold as well as the flu, and even gum related problems. Look out for Cassia! We only want to be using organic ’true’ cinnamon’ – Super delicious in porridge with Magic Sprinkles!
This is the time to really cut back on refined sugar and processed foods. These foods do not build our kids up into the best versions of themselves.
We have an incredible opportunity to recalibrate our kids taste buds and you may be really surprised how much more accepting of fresh fruits and vegetables they will be if they are exposed far less to refined sugar and processed foods.
Prepare food together! Get out an array of vegetables and create a feast, set the table and enjoy the food.
Getting your kids cooking will equip them with skills that will set them up for life! Getting kids in the kitchen and cooking together is one of the greatest life skills you can give them. It’s especially important to get your kids cooking savoury meals not just baking sweet treats. Get them to chop veggies, crack eggs and stir pots. Let them be involved wherever possible!
Remember keep your stress levels low. We need to be modelling calm for our kids and less stress means stronger bodies! If you need some CALM support check out the Calm Kids Pack
Our Fave Immune Boosting Recipes:
Want to hear more about the best foods to eat? Check out our VIDEO below