Key Nutrients to Support Your Baby's Immunity
Nutrients play a critical role in your baby’s still-developing immune system. If you’re wondering what foods you should focus on, we’re breaking down what scientific articles tell us about babies and immunity.
Here's What You Need To Know:
- Your baby's immune system protects it from outside invaders, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and toxins.
- A nutrient-dense diet, exercise, and adequate sleep are all required for a healthy immune system.
- Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E are all crucial for immune function.
- Yumi’s organic baby food is specifically designed to give your little one all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need.
Your baby's immune system protects it from outside invaders, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and toxins. Their immune system is made up of two parts, the innate system and the adaptive system.
The innate system is what your baby is born with. It is the first responder that patrols your child's body and reacts when it finds a foreign object. The cells (phagocytes) attack and subdue any bugs.
The adaptive system is built up through exposure. Antibodies are developed to protect your baby's body from specific germs. The next time an invader comes around, the antibodies recognize and attack it.
A nutrient-dense diet is required for a healthy immune system. Below are the vitamins and minerals required to keep the bugs at bay.