The nutritional superiority of fortified milk in powder format is also well known. Powder milk, unlike the liquid variety, can be fortified with pretty much any vitamin and mineral in the right quantities to allow high absorption in the body. Choosing a fortified milk powder specifically designed for your child’s age will reassure you that the amount of fortification it contains will help them meet their daily nutritional needs.
Having said that, let’s dive into the key nutrients supporting and maintaining a healthy immune system in the body.
Natural food sources of protein also include lean meat and poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, unsalted nuts, and seeds.
One large egg contains 6.2g of protein, which covers more than 20 per cent of the daily needs of an average eight-year-old.
Natural food sources are red meat, beans and lentils, wholegrain breads and cereals, and dark green leafy vegetables.
Canned sardines are considered an excellent source of iron, second only to chicken liver and beef. Sixty grams of cooked ground beef provide 2.4g of iron, covering about 24 per cent of the daily needs of average 4-8 year-olds.
Natural food sources include lean meat, seafood, milk and wholegrain products.
Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food, followed directly by beef.
Natural food sources are carrots, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, spinach, apricots and eggs.
Sweet potato is among the richest sources of vitamin A. One baked sweet potato with the skin on contains 1,403 mcg of vitamin A, more than three times the daily needs of average 4-8 year-olds
Natural food sources include oranges, red bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, strawberries, and papaya.
Red bell peppers have twice the amount of vitamin C compared to oranges.
Although balanced nutrition is essential for a strong immune system, no one food can on its own help prevent illness or infection. You can still play a crucial role in supporting your child’s immune system by offering them nutrient-rich foods and the right fortified products every day. Always remember the importance of two daily glasses of fortified powdered milk to help meet all core nutritional needs that may not be met through their regular diet.
After all, it is thanks to your love and the right nutrition that your child gets to grow healthily and happily.
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