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Cold & flu
Super diet for super strong immunity. Food plays an extremely important role in fighting the colds and flu. To make sure your child would skip the seasonal flu, or to prevent him from getting a cold, try to follow a diet, rich in vitamins and minerals. If your child is already on a varied diet, offer him lots of fruit and vegetables with every meal, and make sure they are fresh and free of nasty chemicals (by buying organic).
If you are still breastfeeding, make changes to your diet, too. Try to serve with every meal as much as possible fruits and vegetables, rich in Vitamin C (kiwi fruit, lemons oranges, peppers, potatoes, blueberries, mangoes), and Vitamin A (sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and butternut squash), as well as foods rich in zinc (turkey, red meat, oily fish, such as salmon, lentils, peas, and grains).
Once your child has a cold or flu, try giving him smaller amounts of food more often. Offer highly nutritious foods such as bananas, mangos, avocados, egg yolks, yogurt, dried fruits, and a spoon of wheatgerm with their breakfast. Try to include garlic in your toddler’s diet or yours, if breastfeeding – garlic has antibacterial and natural antibiotic properties. For babies you could make a “garlic tea” by simply adding finely chopped garlic into boiling water, but don’t give it to your baby; it’s enough if he can smell it.
Keep in mind that milk is mucus formatting, so you may want to exclude milk and milk products (except for a small amount of yogurt) while the child has runny nose, but not longer than a couple of days. Babies under 1 year will still need their usual milk… Read more
Natural First Aid Kit
Whatever reason for going out, you should have a good remedy kit in hand. Children love playing outside, so going on a holiday or just popping into the nearest park – be prepared. An ideal natural remedy kit should treat burns or sunburns, topical injuries, skin infections-both fungal and bacterial, insect bites and stings, colds and flu, fever... Read more
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