OA healthy, balanced diet is not only good for children’s bodies, but it is also good for their brains. Proper diet can improve brain function, memory, and concentration. The brain, like the body, is nourished by the foods we eat, and these 10 “superfoods” in the slides below can help babies increase their brainpower. So, we need to feed our children healthy Brain foods.
1. Brain food: Salmon
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain growth and function. Adequate intake of these fatty acids can help children improve their mental skills.
Make salmon sandwiches (on top of whole wheat bread) instead of toner for healthier alternatives.
2. Brain food: Eggs
Egg yolks are loaded with choline, which helps in the development of memory.
Eggs are a great source of protein, and their yolks contain choline, an important nutrient for memory development.
Try a homemade breakfast burrito with VG for a quick and healthy breakfast before school.
3. Brain food: Peanut butter
Peanuts are a good source of vitamin E.
Kids love peanut butter and it’s a good thing since this healthy snack is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects nerve membranes. It contains thiamine which is good for the brain and glucose which gives energy.
Peanut butter makes a great dip for bananas and celery.
4. Brain food: whole grains
Whole grains constantly supply glucose to the brain.
Bread and cereals provide whole grain glucose, a source of energy for the brain. Whole grains contain B vitamins which are good for the nervous system.
Add whole grains to most foods by switching to whole-grain bread, wrappers, and crackers.
5. Brain food: Oats/oatmeal
Oats feed the baby’s brain throughout the morning at school.
Oats and oatmeal are a great source of energy for the brain and “fuel”. *Oats are high in fiber to help kids feel full so they can’t eat junk food. These are a great source of vitamin E, B complex, and zinc to help kids’ brains work better.
Oatmeal can be the basis of almost any topping like apples, bananas, blueberries, or nuts.
6. Brain food: Berries
Studies have shown improved memory with blueberry and strawberry extracts.
Berries can help improve memory and are packed with vitamin C and other antioxidants. The seeds from the berry also contain omega-3 fats which help in the functioning of the brain. Look for strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries – the more intense the berry color, the more nutritious it is.
Berries can be used in smoothies or just as for healthy snacks or desserts.
7. Brain food: Beans
Beans increase a child’s energy and level of thinking.
Beans, beans, good for the heart … so to speak. They are also good for children’s brains because of their energy from protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber and vitamins, and minerals. They can keep energy levels high. Kidney and pinto beans are good choices because they contain more omega-3 fatty acids which other bean varieties are important for brain growth and function.
Add beans as a salad topper, as a filler for lettuce wrappers, or as spaghetti for more nutritious meals.
8. Brain Food: Colored Vegges
Rich, deep-colored vegetables are the best source of antioxidants that keep brain cells strong and healthy.
Rich, deep-colored vegetables are a great source of antioxidants to keep brain cells healthy. Some of the veggies to include in your baby’s diet are tomatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, or spinach.
Replace your child’s lunch with potato or corn chips with baked sweet potato wedges or chutney with VG in easy-to-eat snacks like snap peas or baby carrots.
9. Brain food: Milk and yogurt
Recent research suggests that children and adolescents need 10 times the recommended dose of vitamin D.
B vitamins are essential for the growth of brain tissue, neurotransmitters and enzymes, and dairy products are a good source of these nutrients. Low-fat milk or yogurt is a great source of protein and carbohydrates as the brain’s enemy. Dairies are a great source of vitamin D, which children and adolescents need in greater amounts than adults.
Low-fat cheese sticks make a great Tour Go breakfast and a good source of calcium.
10. Brain foods: fatty beef (or meat substitutes)
Iron is an essential mineral that helps children to be electrified and concentrate on school.
Fatty beef or meat alternatives are a great source of iron, which helps kids maintain energy and focus in school. Beef is also a good source of zinc, which helps with memory. Vegetarian kids can get their iron from black beans and soy burgers. Nonheme in beans says iron, which needs to absorb vitamin C so they should eat their veggie burgers or beans with good sources of vitamin C such as pepper or orange juice.
Grilled chicken-meat kebabs or grilled bean burgers make a delicious and healthy alternative to regular hamburgers and hotdogs for your next barbecue.