HEALTHY DIET FOR KIDS & ABILITY TO FIGHT SICKNESS AND DISEASES

When functioning properly, the immune system fights disease producing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. All children are continuously exposed to these pathogens, but exposure does not necessarily mean a child will get sick. A strong immune system provides a child with a powerful natural defence against disease. Conversely, a child with a weakened immune system is vulnerable and more susceptible to colds, flu, and other more serious illnesses.

Good nutrition is essential to developing and keeping the immune system healthy and strong. Nutritional deficiencies may be responsible for chronic immune problems as it is easier for bacteria or viruses to take hold when important nutrients are missing. Critical nutrients that stimulate a strong immune system include vitamins A, C, E and essential fatty acids. The most important minerals include manganese, selenium, zinc, copper, iron, sulphur, magnesium and germanium.

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