Almost a month into the new school year and already many kids have missed days due to colds, stomach bugs, and sore throats. It definitely comes with the territory as their little immune systems fatigue easily. In my home, we have a morning ritual that I believe keeps them going pretty strong.
We start our day with a morning ‘cocktail’ of Nanogreens. For the kids, I add a little juice or lemonade and they drink about 3-4 ounces (an almost full little juice glass). For further immune-boosting, they use probiotic straws to drink their pick-me-up, I’ve yet to meet a kid who didn’t like straws. These are great because they are lined with probiotic powder that has no taste and is ingested when the liquid passes through the straw. Probiotics are healthy flora lining the gastrointestinal tract so they’re great at helping regulate kids’ digestion. And we in the world of Chinese medicine also view them as great agents at overall health maintenance since the G.I. system has a strong link to the respiratory system.