Food for Smarter Kids

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Today, the world is much more competitive than it was a few decades ago. People are actively seeking ways to have smarter and more athletic kids. In recent times, people have began taking extreme measures to ensure smarter progeny, such as, genetic manipulation to minimize random selection to ensure better genes, which is also known as ordering a ‘designer baby’. However, there are easier ways to makes your kids smarter, one of the ways is to incorporate brain boosting foods in your  child’s life. Here is a list of brain boosting foods.

Breast-Milk

Physicians recommend that children should be breast fed for the first two years of life, with exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months. Studies have shown children who breastfed have higher IQ, better cognitive skills and improved social skills when compared to their non-breastfed peers.

Colorful Fruits

Kids are instinctively attracted to brightly colored objects and this can be played to their advantage. Most brightly colored fruits,such as, berries contain antioxidants which play a vital role in protecting your child’s brain from free radical damage.

Complex carbohydrates

Complex carbohydrates or slow releasing sugars are found in foods such as oats. They ensure that your child gets sugar slowly over an extended period of time. Since, the brain only runs on glucose, which is a breakdown of carbs it gets constant supply of energy ensuring its healthy functioning.

Fish and almonds

Nuts and fish contain a special kind of fat that is amazing for brain development, it is called omega-3-fatty acid. This is the good kind of fat and promotes brain development in children.

Fruits

Fruits are not only filled juicy goodness they are great source of brain boosting multivitamins and micronutrients, which are not only great for your child’s brain development but also for their optimal physical growth. They also ensure that your kid doesn’t suffer from any deficiencies and have a normal growth.

 

Incorporating these foods in your child’s diet would nourish his brain and ensure he or she achieves making brain growth. So, get started on your road to getting a smarter kid!