Healthy brain power foods for kids

Easter and Christmas are the two times in the year where the entire family enjoys ample amounts of chocolate. By now, the kids must’ve polished off the last of the easter eggs but they will continue to crave sugary snacks. Why not substitute them with one of these healthy alternatives? They are proven to boost brain power too!

1. Eggs

Choline is a nutrient necessary for brain development and function which can be found in large quantities in eggs. What kid doesn’t love egg soldiers? 

2. Berries

Berries contain antioxidants which are essential for memory power, plus they also contain vitamin c which will keep your child’s immune system healthy. Mix a few in with the cereal in the mornings! 

3. Whole grains

If your kid lacks in energy and doesn’t seem to have a very long attention span, it could mean that they aren’t getting enough whole grains. Whole grains will help your kids sustain an even glucose level throughout the day. Say goodbye to white bread and semolina pasta.

4. Fish

Essential fatty acids are not made by the body and must be obtained through diet. They are essential for healthy brain function especially when they are obtained through natural sources like oily fish. Salmon and mackerel are two that don’t break the bank at the supermarket.

5. Seeds

Seeds, especially pumpkin seeds, are a great snack to have during the day. Not only because they will fill up your kids but because they contain zinc which is vital for enhancing memory. 

6. Broccoli 

It may contain a vitamin that you’ve never heard of – vitamin k, but it is known to improve brainpower, an excellent addition to the traditional sunday dinner. 

 

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