We can’t see our child’s little brain at work, but when you stop and think about the consistent stimulation it receives, you will want to feed your child foods that protect the brain from any harm. Food has the incredible ability to affect your child’s mental clarity, memory, and ability to focus, so if you’re looking to improve your child’s focus and concentration, one of the places you should start with is what they are eating. Below are 8 foods that you will want to begin feeding your child.
Here are the TOP 8 BRAIN FOODS that will Improve Your Child’s Focus and Concentration.
Only a Creator who understands His creations could grow little blue berries to protect your child’s brain from oxidative stress. Plus blueberries can significantly improve their learning capacity and motor skills. Blueberries are not only easy for your kids to pop in their mouth, they are also easy to pop in muffins, on cereal, oatmeal or in yogurt.
Eggs are a great source of choline, which is a water-soluble vitamin that your child’s body cannot produce enough of on its own. When your child has a deficiency of choline, their folic acid levels are also reduced. Both choline and folic acid are essential vitamins needed for brain health. An egg burrito filled with spinach and spring mix lettuce is a perfect anytime meal for children.
Just like blueberries, strawberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and significantly improve both your child’s learning capacity and motor skills. Strawberries are one of the highest pesticide-sprayed fruits, so buying frozen organic strawberries usually is a more economical choice. They tend to be cheaper and tastier than fresh organic ones. Making a smoothie for breakfast with lots of different berries, is a great breakfast or snack choice.
4. Leafy green vegetables
Leafy green vegetables are full of antioxidants and carotenoids, which will boost your child’s brain power, and help protect their brain. Leafy green vegetables are also full of B-vitamins, which are proven to help your memory, focus, and overall brain health and power. They also contain folic acid, which improves your mental clarity. Add a handful of spring mix to their next smoothie or add a few leaves to their sandwiches and burritos.
Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is called brain food because of its high concentration of essential fatty acids. Because the brain is more than 60% fat, eating salmon is a great choice to feed your child. Buy only frozen wild caught salmon and avoid farm raised seafood. They’ll not only get brain boosting omega-3’s, but also some extra lubricant for their veins!
6. Sunflower Seeds
Raw sunflower seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin E which plays an important role in promoting brain health. Vitamin E also improves your child’s memory, helping them to retain crucial information when test taking time rolls around. Sprinkle raw sunflower seeds over top your smoothie along with shredded coconut. Add a few seeds in salads, egg burrito, or just keeps a bowl of seeds out on the table for a quick snack.
7. Flax seeds
Flax seeds are high in magnesium, B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber, all of which aid with mental clarity and focus. Flax seeds are readily available at most grocery stores. Just make sure you grind them after you buy them and not purchase flax seeds that were already ground. As soon as the seed is ground, it begins to go rancid. Grinding the seeds releases the essential oil inside the seed. I use a Magic Bullet or my coffee grinder to grind the seeds. You can sprinkle the ground flax on oatmeal, eggs, cereal or over cherry ice cream.
Finally, make sure they are drinking enough water. Water gives the brain the energy for all brain functions, including thought and memory processes, and it has been proven to help a person think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity. Every single function of your child’s body depends on water, so it is critical that your child gets enough of it every day. Try buying them a personal cup that has a straw and keep it filled with filtered water. Challenge them to drink 32 ounces of water every day.
Your children can only eat what you buy for them, so choose wisely my friend!
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