One of the most amazing things about being a parent is how you help build so many different aspects of your children’s life. When you teach them how to speak and draw, you build their confidence and creativity. When you hold their hand and teach them to walk, you build their sense of independence and when you wipe their tears and fight their fears, you build their sense of security. Likewise, you also need to build your child’s natural defences to ensure they grow up healthy and happy. Here are three simple yet effective ways to do so!
1. A Dose of Sunshine a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away
You know what they say – some of the best things in life are free. One such thing is outdoor time. It does not cost a thing, yet it boasts a host of benefits to help build your child’s natural defences. Sun exposure is necessary to make vitamin D, a vitamin that plays a crucial role in many body processes from bone development to the immune system. Did you know that sun exposure also helps the immune system by helping your child to generally be in a better mood and have healthy sleep1?
Furthermore, studies have shown that spending time outdoors changes the balance of healthy and harmful bacteria in your child’s body, which may help to boost his or her immunity, reduce the risk of developing diseases like allergies and infections as well as improve mental health2!
Apart from health benefits, outdoor play also helps your little ones to take risks, socialise, and appreciate nature1. So, mums and dads, go for that walk, run around with your kids, splash water in the wading pool, build sandcastles, and enjoy the glorious beauty of nature. This is a great way to build your child’s natural defences as you will have a whale of a time and make beautiful memories while at it.
2. Eat Well to Grow Well
Young children are highly susceptible to infections as their immune system is still developing. A great way to build their natural defences is to introduce your children to a healthy, balanced diet with adequate nutrients. As such, they are more likely to continue such good practices as they get older.
What should such a diet consist of?
- A variety of vegetables and fruit especially those high in Vitamin C like citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli and sweet potatoes
- Lean meat which are rich in protein and zinc which helps white blood cells fight off infections
- Snacks like walnuts that have healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help your child’s body to fight off illnesses and even respiratory illnesses
- Yoghurt as it contains probiotics which are helpful germs that live in the gut and help your child to fight sickness
Remember, it’s best to avoid too much sugar, salt and fat. One important way of building your child’s natural defences is by ensuring they eat a healthy and nutritious diet. Go for whole foods as far as possible, have a healthy range and don’t obsess over a particular type of food.
Once your children learn to enjoy eating healthily, it becomes a way of life and goes a long way in building their natural defences.
3. Build Your Child’s Natural Defences with Dumex Mamil® Gold
While food plays an important part in building your child’s natural defences, it is not the only source of nutrition. There are many ways for your child to get nutrients, one of which is Dumex Mamil® Gold. Dumex Mamil® Gold Growing Up Formula Milk is higher* in immunity nutrients^ such as iron and zinc to support your child’s natural defences. It also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid, which all contribute to your child’s immune system functioning like a well-oiled machine!
Dumex Mamil® Gold Growing Up Formula Milk also supports your child’s brain development with Omega 3 & 6 as well as DHA of 78mg per 100g3. DHA is sourced from Fish Oil and is an important building block for the development of your child’s brain and eyes.
Dumex Mamil® Gold Growing Up Formula Milk believes that children are truly at one with nature and it is best to feed them with natural foods. As such,Dumex Mamil® Gold Growing Up Formula Milk is made from milk produced by free-roaming grass-fed cows and contains no GMOs and colourings. In addition, its formula, that is made in Europe, includes a unique prebiotics blend that helps in maintaining a healthy digestive system which also indirectly contributes to better absorption of nutrients that support your children’s growth and development as well as their body defences. So you see, mums and dads, building your child’s natural defences is as easy as A, B, C.
- A dose of sunshine a day keeps the doctor away
- Build natural defences by eating a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet
- Complement your child’s diet with Dumex Mamil® Gold formula
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^ Vitamin C, D, Folic Acid, Iron & Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
* Versus the Vitamin C, D, Folic Acid, Iron & Zinc content in previous formula of Mamil Gold Stage 3 in per 100g. Only applicable to Mamil® Gold Stage 3.