In winter, I transfer my children to a special diet. Long cold, frost, low immunity. The body needs to produce more energy to fight colds and viruses. Therefore, I, as a caring mother, very much watch the food in the winter period. I will share my secrets with you, readers of our wonderful magazine.
Vegetables, fruits, vitamin C
I brought all this into one basket, since we, mothers, know how important it is to take vitamins, tangerines and apples in winter. But there are some peculiarities. I do not like vitamin C tablets.
I have the opportunity to freeze black currants for the winter. I also grind fresh raspberries in jars, I prefer fresh oranges and tangerines. Moreover, all my children love these orange balls and winter does not pass without them.
The well-known principle of the right fruits. We eat what grows in our area does not work. Bananas and kiwis do not grow here, pomegranate, too, persimmon and even more so. And since all these riches are loved by children categorically, this removes the problem of vitamins and trace elements in the winter period.
But I try to buy apples home, because paraffin-treated me do not seem useful. But if suddenly such people come across, rinse them with hot water, half of the lubricant will be washed clean. And the second half can be simply cut off, removing the skin.
I no longer have too young children, so I also try to put onions and garlic in the diet. If up to 3 years old children are not recommended by doctors to eat fresh onion and garlic, then 5-year-olds should gradually get used to their taste. Let not every day, but always fresh. And onions and garlic, as you know, are good helpers in the fight against colds and viruses.
Fight against artificial products
Winter is a great time when moms can refuse to purchase baked goods, heavy pastry chefs with trans fats, fast foods. There is nothing tastier than mom’s pies, pies and pancakes.
I try not to be lazy and cook something delicious for my children. How nice to feel the aroma of fresh bread or croissant. And thickeners, flavors, sweeteners – the killer of immunity, liver and intestines. We will take care of the health of our children!
Pickles and fermented foods
If your child is over 3 years old, feel free to add sauerkraut, pickles and watermelon to your diet. Pickled cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and, moreover, well removes decomposition products from the body.
I do not pickle cabbage in large containers. When the bottle is eaten, I push a new one. Thus, cabbage is always fresh and salted. And the children pick me up without me, I don’t have time to follow.
What do you add to your child’s winter diet?