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Tracy Tredoux explains how to help your children enjoy optimal health when they return to school

Keeping colds and flu at bay

Our immune systems are designed to fight disease and to keep viruses and bacteria at bay. Once weakened, we become more vulnerable and susceptible to colds, flu 24

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and other more serious illnesses. To build a strong immune system, the body requires certain vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which help it create more of the white blood cells responsible for fighting infection. Eating foods which are rich in these nutrients can help strengthen your child’s immune system and prevent illness. We often think of kids’ food as being different from adults’. If you take your children out to a restaurant, it is more than likely that you will be offered a separate kids’ menu containing pizza, macaroni cheese, burgers, fries, etc. Then we have kids’ breakfast cereals that tend to be full of refined sugar. It is important to remember that children require good nutrition just as much as adults,

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t’s that time of year again. Back to school for the kids. Back to waking up early; long days of lessons, exams, projects, sports events, competitions, after-school activities and homework. With the long school day comes pressure. Pressure to do well. Pressure to concentrate and stay focused. Pressure to have enough energy and brainpower to meet the day’s challenges. And lurking around the corner is winter, with the threat of colds and viruses. As parents, one of our many roles is to ensure that our children are equipped to deal with these challenges. The good news is that there are many natural ways to strengthen our children’s immunity, support their brainpower and concentration, and ensure their energy remains steady throughout the day.

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