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Kid’s Health: 5 Essential “Vitamin C” fruits for Building Immunity In Kids.


The year 2020 as started with a lot of stress where it as becomes more important to safeguard our and kid’s health. To build good immunity it is important to have some healthy food that fights against deadly and infectious diseases. September month is the season of flu which brings common cold and cough. So let’s embrace the season of flu by adding a few Vitamin C rich food which helps to fight against them.

September month is the season of flu which brings common cold and cough. So, let’s embrace the season of flu by adding few Vitamin C rich food which helps us to fight against them.

Vitamin ” C ” plays an important role to fight against flu and viral related disease. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, which is water-soluble and necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. Vitamin C is easily available in the form of dietary supplements and even found naturally in fruits and vegetables.

Strawberry

Strawberries are bright red colour fruit which consist 97% of Vitamin C. Strawberry is sweet in taste with soft pulp which as a good aroma.

Benefits of Strawberry fruit.

  • Eye Care: Vitamin C found in strawberry is good for the eye health of children.
  • Protects from Scurvy.
  • Boosters Immunity.
  • Protects Against Cancer.
  • Helps in Digestion.
  • Reduces Bad Cholesterol.
  • Promotes Brain Health.

Strawberry is an all-time kid’s favorite fruit that can be given on daily bases. Strawberry smoothies or milkshakes can be given to kids with there breakfast or as evening drinks.

Read More: Strawberry Recipes for Kids.

Kiwi fruit

Kiwis are small fruits that pack a lot of flavour and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh with small black seeds which  is sweet and tangy.

It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber.

  • Helps treat asthma.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Helps prevent sickness.
  • Manages blood pressure.
  • Reduces blood clotting.
  • Protects against vision loss.
  • Potential risks.

 Kiwi fruit as 154% of Vitamin C and it is best to be taken on empty stomach which even helps in detoxification of the body.

The best and easy way is to give kids is to prepare smoothies or cut the fruit and top with some cream which makes it yummy and tasty. Even it can be combined with melon to prepare yummy smoothies. Kiwi sorbet is best one to beat the heat.

Read More: Recipes on Kiwi for kids.

Papaya

Papaya is a tropical fruit that is grown in all parts of the world. Papaya as antioxidant properties and rich in essential vitamins. The best time to eat is papaya during breakfast time, even it can be eaten as a snack during lunch or evening time.

Papaya smoothies are the best for the kids and toddlers too. I remember giving papaya to my daughter when she was 8 months old. It was the time when she started weaning. The best method is to deseed the papaya and smash it with the help of spoon and feed few bites to the baby. It solves the problem of indigestion and colic pains in the baby. Papaya as a lot of benefits:

  • Good Eye Health.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Anti-ageing.
  • Boosts Immunity.
  • Helps in weight loss.
  • Better kidney health.
  • Great for diabetics.
  • Better cardiovascular health.

Read More: 30 Best Papaya recipes for Kids and Toddlers.

Orange

Orange is a very common fruit found all time the year. It is rich in, fiber content citric acid and One Orange per day gives 93% of Vitamin C. The best way is to give orange juice to the kids or preparing orange ice lollies.

  • High in Vitamin C. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C.
  • Healthy immune system.
  • Prevents skin damage.
  • Keeps blood pressure under check.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Controls blood sugar levels.
  • Lowers the risk of cancer.

Read More: 10 Best Orange Kid’s Recipes.

Guava

Guava is a tropical fruit grown in tropical and subtropical regions. There are two varieties of guava one with white flesh and the other is pink flesh. The best time to eat guava is as a evening snack. Never eat guava in the morning time on an empty stomach as it as a lot of tough fibers.

I remember my childhood where my granny, use to cut guava and sprinkle some salt and sugar together which enhanced the flavor. Try making guava and pear puree or guava and kiwi puree for babies.

Read More: Guava recipes for Babies and Kids.

Benefits of Guava.

  • Helps in stopping diarrhea.
  • Reduced cholesterol levels.
  • Helps in losing weight.
  • Controls diabetes.
  • Fights cancer and prevents you from having any risk as such.
  • Helps in good vision.
  • Used for healing acne.
  • Helps in improving your skin texture

These are very common fruits which are available all the year. Try consuming them by making yummy recipes and build your and your kid’s immunity. Even on top you can give additional Vitamin C supplement which is available in the market. Usually, they are sold in the form of Gummies or Jellies. These can be given according to there age groups.

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