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To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. Could the snacks you feed your kids cut their chances of getting sick? Healthy things in everyday foods — from yogurt to walnuts — may help boost a kid’s natural defenses. We know that what you eat has a clear impact on your immunity,” says Leo A. Heitlinger MD, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. Yogurt contains helpful germs called probiotics. You may already know that these critters live in your gut and can improve the way your body uses food.

But they’re also important in helping your body fight sickness. What type of yogurt should you get? Heitlinger suggests looking for brands that say they contain live cultures. If it’s separated when you open it, and there’s a little liquid on top, that’s a good sign,” he says. This tart milk drink also packs lots of healthy probiotics. While the biting taste can be a surprise at first, it’s catching on in the U.

Walnuts have healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for you in lots of ways. Experts believe that omega-3s help your body fight illness. One small study found omega-3s cut the number of respiratory infections in kids. Walnuts are easy to sprinkle into a snack mix or on cereal. You might not think of a leftover pork chop as a snack — or that it would boost your body’s disease fighting system.

First of all, they have protein, which is important for keeping up strength. It may be healthy, but it’s not going to be a cure-all. Instead, offer kids a range of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. If one kiwi is good, that doesn’t mean your kid should eat 10. Once your kid’s body has what it needs, the rest gets wasted.

It’s like pumping gas into a tank that’s already full. Remember, no food can prevent colds and flu. No food can cure them, either. So if your kid gets sick, it’s not a sign that you didn’t give him a diet that was healthy enough.

Sure, orange juice has vitamin C, but your kid is better off with an orange instead. It has vitamin C and a lot more. Temple University, St Luke’s School of Medicine, Bethlehem, Pa. Kristi King, MPH, RD, spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Alpha-Linolenic Acid. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Vitamin C.

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