Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine.”
It is true that the healthiest people are those with the widest variety of nutrients and optimally functioning digestion. I prioritize feeding my children a variety of seasonal vegetables and fruit as well as hormone-free proteins most of the time. Our family has a rule that we taste everything on our plate.
That being said, almost every family has that one kid…..you know the one. They gag on everything and hate everything except for chicken nuggets, carbs, and sweet treats. 😑😒 Well…Xavier is that kid. At two years old and after making all homemade baby food which he ate ravenously this came as quite a shock to me.
Here are some things I do to ensure that he stays healthy during the cold winter months.
1. Prioritize cold air and sunshine. Exposure to cold air (when properly clothed) is actually great for your immune system and sunshine is the best way to absorb vitamin D, which as we all know wards off flu and the like.
2. Start the morning with a probiotic.(This is essential for picky eaters.) 70-80% of immune cells are present in the gut.
3. Proper supplementation. I choose reputable companies and opt for liquid vitamins most of the time. I have shared a few of my favorites today.
**This is not medical advice. This is what I do to ensure the health of my children. **