We all want our children to have a healthy immune system and receive the proper nourishment for their growth and development. It’s critical to keep track of what they consume and make sure they’re getting enough nutrients.
Children, on the other hand, are mostly drawn to junk food, which can be harmful to their health. One strategy to restrict their junk food intake is to instil healthy eating habits in them from a young age, so that they appreciate and love the natural, nutritious meals that will help them avoid disease and infections.
Saamdu Chetri gives an interesting remedy for boosting your child’s immune system in his book ‘How To Bring Up Happy Children.’ He recommends making a “honey-turmeric-ginger-garlic-lemon juice paste” and storing it in the refrigerator. Give your child half a teaspoon or less of this paste every morning, depending on their age. This paste will help them maintain a healthy immune system.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a Food Revolution expert, coined the abbreviation “G-BOMBS,” which refers to plant-based foods that are good for our health and happiness. These are anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and health-promoting foods that can help you avoid chronic diseases and live longer.
What Exactly Are GBOMBS?
G – Greens
Leafy greens are nutrient-dense when eaten raw. Green vegetables include compounds that protect blood vessels and have been linked to a lower risk of diabetes. The most nutrient-dense foods are leafy greens. When cooking green veggies, don’t overcook them because the intense heat causes them to lose a lot of their nutrients.
B – Beans
Beans are a nutrient-dense carbohydrate source and a powerhouse of nourishment.
Beans are a blood sugar stabiliser and an anti-diabetes and weight-loss meal. They are high in soluble fibre, which helps to decrease cholesterol. At least twice a week, eat beans, peas, or lentils to protect yourself from cancer.
Onions, like leeks and garlic, are members of the Allium family of vegetables, which contain cardiovascular and immune-boosting properties. On the body, they have anti-diabetic and anti-cancer properties. Increased eating of Allium vegetables has been linked to a lower incidence of stomach and prostate cancer in studies.
M – Mushrooms
Mushroom consumption has been linked to a lower incidence of breast, stomach, and colorectal cancer. According to a Chinese study, women who ate at least 10 grammes of fresh mushrooms per day had a 64% lower risk of breast cancer. Mushrooms should only be consumed when they are cooked. Wild mushrooms might be dangerous, so avoid them.
B – Berries
Superfoods include berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. They’re delicious to eat and are high in nutrients while being low in sugar. They’re packed of antioxidants, including flavonoids and antioxidant vitamins, and come in brilliant colours. Berries are good for the brain because they help with motor coordination and memory.
S – Seeds
Seeds and nuts are high in micronutrients such as minerals and antioxidants, as well as healthy fats. Seeds are dense in trace minerals, have a higher protein content than nuts, and each type of seed has its own nutritional profile. Flax, chia, and hemp seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids.