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Boosting Immunity for the Back-to-School Season: Gut Health Strategies

gut health tips to improve immunity

As the back-to-school season approaches, your kiddos’ immune systems definitely could use a little TLC, right?! 

Since a significant portion of our immune system resides in our gut, a happy and healthy gut can play a vital role in keeping those pesky schoolyard germs at bay. 

So, to help combat those potential invaders from wreaking havoc on your kiddos’ immune system, here are some gut health tips to improve immunity this school year!

Probiotics for Immunity AND a Happy Tummy 

Think of probiotics as your friendly army of gut soldiers, armed with immune-boosting weapons. These incredible tiny bugs can be found in yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, and other fermented foods. 

Incorporating a daily dose of probiotics from one of these yummy food options can help maintain a diverse and vibrant gut microbiome, which is CRUCIAL for a strong immune system in a school setting.

However, if your kiddos don’t love foods with probiotics in them (and we wouldn’t expect them too!), that is exactly why we’ve created our best-selling kid-friendly probiotic, The Go-To Jr! A flavorless, dissolvable powder that you can add to any beverage or soft food and the EASIEST way to support your little one's immune system.

Fiber Fiesta

Just like plants need water to thrive, your gut needs fiber to flourish. 

Fiber-rich foods like fruits and veggies, whole grains, and legumes are the nutrients your gut bacteria crave. They help maintain a harmonious balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut, keeping your immune system in tip-top shape. 

So, why not toss some colorful veggies like baby carrots or bell peppers into your kiddos’ lunch, or give them a delish and fiber-rich smoothie to kick-start their day?! YUM!

Bonus tip: add a nourishing, antioxidant-rich scoop of Gut Green + Reds powder to their water or smoothie! A nutrient-packed, delicious-tasting superfood blend to fill nutritional gaps in the diet!

Hydration Celebration

Don't forget the simplest (and often overlooked) strategy for gut health– staying hydrated! Water is like a lubricant for your digestive system, helping nutrients flow smoothly through your gut.

A well-hydrated gut is a happy gut, and a happy gut contributes to a happy immune system. So, make sure to fill your kiddo’s water bottle to the brim and encourage them to drink it ALL before they come home before you send them on their way!

Catching Some Zzz’s 

Here's a fun fact: your gut bacteria have a daily rhythm, just like you do! And guess what helps regulate this rhythm? You guessed it – sleep! 

Getting enough quality shut-eye not only helps your gut bacteria thrive but also supports a robust immune system.

Encourage your kiddos to try to get a solid 7-9 hours of sleep every single night. Here’s to making early bedtimes cool again!! 

Immunity and Gut Supplements for Kids

If you’re looking for a potential solution to boost your kiddos’ gut and immune systems, then check out these supplements:

The Miracle Worker supports regular poops by keeping things moving in the digestive system– it also helps improve sleep and supports cognitive function and focus. It tastes so delicious, your kiddo will definitely be asking for more!!

The Go-To Probiotic is an incredible, holistic probiotic for gut health in that it maintains a good balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, supports normal poops, helps digest food, and helps improve vitamin and mineral absorption. It is truly an amazing kid-friendly probiotic! Mix this with a scoop of The Miracle Worker each evening.

The Rescue Jr. helps protect against seasonal allergies by breaking down histamines, and The Defender Jr. is powerful immune support that includes a powerful combination of key nutrients and botanical extracts! (And both come in a yummy, kid-friendly chewable!)

As you gear up for the back-to-school season, remember that your kiddos’ gut health is a key player in boosting their immunity. With a little TLC and some gut health tips, they will be well on their way to a happy gut, a healthy immune system, and a fantastic school year ahead! :)

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