Immune Supporting Foods Your Littles Will Love
With flu season on the horizon and COVID still in full swing, we are all doing our best to keep our immune system strong for ourselves and for our families. As adults, we understand the impact of what we consume on our bodies but it isn’t always that simple for our kids. Some of the most nutrient-dense foods don’t always appeal to our little ones, making it hard for us to convince them to eat them. To offer some help, we’re sharing some of our favorite foods to give your kids the nutrients they need to fight off sickness that they will actually enjoy! What’s your go-to superfood that your little ones love? We want to know!
Citrus fruits: think oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and tangerine. Citrus fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, a major immune boosting nutrient that helps our bodies fight off disease. In addition, they are a good source of fiber making them a great snack to keep your kids fueled throughout their day.
Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries all are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help protect our cells. Bonus: they’re delicious simply on their own making them an easy answer when making a quick snack.
Spinach: although it may not sound appealing to kids on its own, spinach is pretty flavorless and easy to incorporate into smoothies or meals. Next time you make your kid a smoothie, add a handful of spinach for added vitamins A, C and K, as well as magnesium and iron. Chances are, your little one might not even notice!
Bananas: packed with vitamin C and potassium, bananas make a delicious yogurt topping, smoothie ingredient, or simple snack that kids notoriously enjoy. Next time you’re at the store, buy extra and peel, chop and store in your freezer!
Oatmeal: rich in antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, and iron, oats are a great way to give your kiddos the vitamins and minerals they need to fuel their bodies. To add extra flavor, top oatmeal with fresh fruit or even honey for a touch of sweetness.
Last but certainly not least, our Detox shot is loved by little ones as the organic pineapple juice gives it a sweet, delicious flavor. It is powered by blue green algae, a nutrient dense superfood that contains B vitamins, iron, magnesium, calcium and essential amino acids. Fun Fact, ur Director of Sales, Jenna, gives her two boys the Detox shot and they have coined its nickname, “Hulk Juice”. To find a store with SGSY shots near you, visit our store finder.