Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sulfur In Their Diet?

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  • Nutrition
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  • Jillian Lai Mei Siew

The immune system, in its actions against invading organisms, involves a complex interrelated series of cellular and metabolic activities.

Says research published in ‘Oxford Academic -The Journal of Nutrition’, you need “a sufficient metabolic supply of sulfur amino acids from the diet and tissue protein breakdown is necessary for the synthesis of the different proteins and peptides involved in normal functioning of the immune system.”

Sulfur is an essential mineral, meaning the body can’t make it on its own and we must have it in our diets. Thankfully, sulfur is available in a wide variety of foods.

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Spices
  • Legumes
  • Dried

The vegetables like onions, cauliflower, broccoli, as well as dark leafy greens like spinach, are loaded with the B-vitamins that fuel methylation and can help your child’s body to fight infections.

And if your kids turn up their little noses at eating these veggies, try making smoothies and frozen yogurt with veggies, with a fruit for sweetness.

To strengthen their immunity and natural resilience, you could even hide these veggies by blending them in the roti/bread dough, in curries, and spiced rice.

As for nuts, seeds and dried fruit, turn them into treats – that should cause no problems at all!

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