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Top Five Brain Storming Foods for Children

Author: Dr. Krystel Quadros - Diet and Nutrition  

Following are some of the top five brain foods for children.

Nuts And Seeds

Nuts are a rich source of vitamin E and thiamine which are known to boost memory power in children and prevent cognitive decline. Include a variety of nuts in your kid’s diet like almonds, dates, walnuts, and pistachios. Nuts are also a perfect source of phosphorous and magnesium which helps strengthen the bones of your kid. The most interesting way to incorporate nuts into your kid’s diet is to add it to smoothies and shakes. Your kid will definitely love consuming it.

Eggs

Studies prove that eggs help to improve sharpness in a kid. Egg yolks contain choline which helps to boost memory development. The best way to incorporate eggs into your kid’s diet is to make scrambled eggs with lots of vegetables which act as antioxidants and reduce reactive oxidation stress. Some children prefer having it in the form of boiled eggs which is also completely fine.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter contains thiamine which helps the brain to utilize glucose as an energy source. It also contains vitamin E which acts as a potent antioxidant thus protecting your kid from various diseases. The best way to consume it is to add it to sandwiches. Do cut it into different shapes to fascinate your child.

Dairy Products

Milk and yogurt are both loaded with protein which is essential for the growth of the brain cells of your kid. It is necessary for neurotransmission activity, to increase the thinking capacity in your child, and to improve in academics. They contain high biological value proteins necessary for the growth and development of your kid. Different fruits can be added in yogurt which will also provide your child with essential antioxidants, calcium as well as proteins needed for the growth and development of your child. Do not forget to add flax seeds in it too as it is a good source of iron and will aid the overall mental development of your kid.

Greens

Children need to consume a lot of greens like spinach in their diet as the greens are rich in iron which is a very important brain boosting mineral. Non-vegetarian foods like chicken and liver are also a good source of iron which helps to boost the memory power of your kid. Chicken can be added in sandwiches added along with some veggies. Do not forget to make your kid smile by adding a smiley made with tomato ketchup on the top of the sandwich. Garden cress seeds help to increase sharpness in your child as they are a very good source of iron. The best way to consume garden cress seeds is to powder it and add it to veggies. Encourage your kids to have a variety of fruits and veggies of different colors which contain vitamin C as it will enhance iron absorption.

Hope this article guided you on different brain-storming foods to be given to children.

Last reviewed at: 13.Dec.2018

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