This time of year, low temperatures, wind and precipitation are external factors that cause the decline in immunity in both adults and children. Doctors say that children are more sensitive to cold, so it is important that this period had a balanced diet, especially rich in vitamins.
Recent studies have shown that an important role in the normal functioning of the immune system is vitamin C. It promotes collagen formation and helps in normal functioning of bone system, blood vessels, and improves the absorption of iron from food.
The daily requirement of calcium for children 1 to 3 years is about 900 milligrams, and for children aged 4 to 8 years is about 1,000 milligrams.
According to the research, to ensure that the children need vitamin C in their menu should be fresh fruit or a fresh juice of them, fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli or tomatoes. In addition, vitamin C in large quantities contained in grapes, cabbage, beets, carrots, parsley, red pepper, fresh or frozen.
According to experts, children can enjoy a delicious Breakfast with hot milk and drink instantly cacao, a good source of vitamin C. a Glass of milk c cocoa provides children with at least 15% of the daily value of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6 and B9, and provide one third of daily requirement of calcium.
In winter, the diet of children should contain vitamin A, zinc, selenium, vitamin E, iron, fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3.
Balanced diet, daily activity and sleep are important elements for maintaining a strong immune system.