If the immune system acts as a shield against external attacks, it is sometimes put to the test. And our little ones are all the more exposed to the microbes and viruses that run around at this time of year.
Colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throats… Seasonal illnesses are not uncommon at this time of year, and that’s normal! During the change of season and especially when temperatures drop, our immune system can have difficulty keeping up with the repeated attacks of infections. This drop in the immune system can be due to seasonal fatigue or vitamin D deficiency, but also to chronic illness or poor lifestyle habits.
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY
If our little ones are the first to be exposed to an imbalance of the immune system, it is possible to boost it in a completely natural way, by opting for small, simple gestures that can be implemented as a family.
1.AVOID JUNK FOOD
During this period, forget about ready-made meals as much as possible and prefer fresh, seasonal and unprocessed foods. In fact, industrial meals contain very few vitamins that help boost your immunity. In addition, saturated fats and additives found in ready-made meals can affect the immune system of children and adults alike. Opt for homemade and products rich in vitamins D and C.
2. SLEEP A LOT
It has been proven that lack of sleep has a very negative effect on the human body, starting with children. Indeed, rest allows the brain to secrete hormones that help the immune barrier to develop. So don’t forget to put your children to bed at the right time, so that they are in good shape to face the day and seasonal illnesses.
3. PREVENTION WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS
It is possible to find food supplements or essential oils in pharmacies to help the whole family fill up with vitamins that will boost your immune system. Vitamins C, D, lemon essential oil… Do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist for advice.
4. GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!
Fresh air and daylight will be perfect allies to avoid seasonal viral infections. And even if temperatures call for cocooning, there is nothing worse than staying enclosed between four walls, breathing air that is full of germs. So everyone put on a good coat, a scarf and go for a walk in nature with your family. It’s going to be a great time! In the same vein, don’t forget to renew the air in your home by opening the windows.