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7 Brain Foods For Your Kid

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The brain of a child is constantly growing and therefore, you may need to provide enough nutrients to aid the development of the brain.

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The foods your kid eats play a very important role in the overall brain development. Though it may surprise you, even your kid's academical performance partly depends upon what your kid eats regularly.

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Now, here are some brain foods which are a must in the diet of your school-going kid. You can also consult your child's doctor to know more about such foods.



Certain studies suggest that the nutrients and the protein content present in eggs can help a school-going kid focus better on studies.


Leafy Greens

Kale and spinach contain folate and antioxidants. They are foods that can help in the growth and development of brain cells.



Even yoghurt contains protein that can aid the cells of the brain function efficiently when it comes to sharing and accessing information.


Nuts and Seeds

They contain minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and protein. They are good for the nervous system and they also boost moods.



It contains both omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D. They are nutrients that can prevent memory loss and help the brain function better.



Apples contain certain compounds which can prevent cognitive decline. So, instead of a snack, offer your kid an apple.



Oatmeal provides both protein and fibre content. Its is good for both brain and the heart of the child. Many studies confirm that kids who eat oatmeal do well in the morning classes.

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Story first published: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:24 [IST]
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