The cold season of winter sometimes brings the nastiest of bugs, such as colds and flu. It’s definitely not a fun time taking care of sick kids. So to help avoid and battle against the toughest bugs of winter, fill your children up with immunity-boosting foods and drinks.
There is just something about chicken soup that makes you feel better when you are sick. The hot soup can help clear your sinuses and even makes sore throats fill better. Even store-bought can of soup taste and makes you feel good when you are sick. Stock up on these this winter. Here is an Easy Chicken Noodle recipe from Betty Crocker.
These food items are stores with plenty of vitamins, such as vitamin A, that helps support your immune system. Cook up some sweet potatoes for your family for a meal or even a snack. A half cup of cooked sweet potatoes has the double vitamin A that kids need every day. Other food items that are packed with Vitamin A are carrots, mangoes, and red bell peppers.
Yogurts are filled with probiotics and make a great food item to protect against the cold and flu season or help a sick child get better. Probiotics are a bacteria that help strengthen the immune system.
Sipping on a hot drink can help fight against the sniffles your child might have. It might also be possible to ease their cough, sneezing, sore throat, and chills. Tea is a great source of hot drink to help. You can use decaf tea. Add some honey to sooth their sore throat. You can also boil some hot water and pour a little honey in it too. This is a great way to ensure your child is still getting enough fluids too during the time they are sick.