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The Best Brain Foods For Your Child

If you’re a parent the chances are that you’ll have taken a vested interest in nutrition.  Here’s a recap of the best brain foods for your child which I highly recommend reading, even if you’re not a parent! We are what we eat after all and unless we educate ourselves, we may just be depriving our bodies and brains of key ingredients.

Brain Food For Your ChildMilk, Yoghurt and Other Dairy Products: Milk and other dairy products are a rich source of Protein, Calcium, Potassium and Vitamin D. All these essential nutrients are a key source to the development of neuromuscular system, neurotransmitters, enzymes and brain tissues. Children and people in the adolescent age group who are in the growing stage also require these nutrients.

All Kinds Of Berries: You might refer to strawberries, cherries, blueberries and blackberries as “Brainberries” as they provide almost all essential brain nutrients. They are an ample source of antioxidants and Vitamin C which help in reducing the oxidative stress. The seeds are a rich source omega-3 fatty acids, one of the most important constituents of the outer membrane of our brain cells.

Eggs and Nuts: Choline, another one of the essential elements for the development of memory stem cells is to be found in abundance in eggs. Nuts also have a fair proportion of this chemical. A Choline rich diet increases the production of memory stem cells in brain. It also minimizes fatigue and improves reaction time. Nuts and seeds are a rich source of Vitamin D. High levels of Vitamin D respond to a less cognitive decline.

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If you read the whole article on the best brain foods for your child you’ll see that salmon is mentioned again.  This is a common theme which for me is unfortunate as my lips swell to three times their normal size. Whilst this might be hilarious for others, it’s not a pleasant feeling. Previous posts on food for focus have advised that fish oil supplements should be taken for those who don’t like fish or who are allergic.  It was interesting to see whole grains mentioned here too. A lot of breakfast cereals that children love don’t include whole grains so what’s the best way to feed your child this key ingredient? Whole grain porridge is a winner with my nieces and nephews.  If you make it with milk and add brain berries that’s three out of these five brain foods covered in one fell swoop!

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