You can’t always avoid getting sick, but boosting the immune system can stave of colds and other pesky ailments that seem to hit every fall. And remember: Taking a laid-back, calmful approach to health is key to dodging immune-depleting stress. Here are a few suggestions parents can follow to support their kids’, and their own, immune systems.
Sugar can depress the immune system. So now that Halloween is over, try and avoid too much processed white sugars and opt for vitamin-rich fruits instead.
Get enough sleep.
With the excitement and stress of the new season and with holiday-time fast approaching, experts agree that not just adequate, but even some extra, sleep can go a long way in boosting immunity and mood.
Go for gut health.
Probiotics are also an excellent way to boost the immune system by increasing healthy gut bacteria, which can then properly fight off bad bacteria and germs. Look for supplements or probiotic foods with active cultures.