Nutrition affects a child’s IQ, learning, concentration, sleep, and behavior. In order to build a healthy brain, a child needs balanced blood sugar, certain essential fats, vitamins and minerals.
Balanced Blood Sugar
Our bodies have a love/hate relationship with sugar. Of course, extreme sugar intake is bad. Too much sugar can cause children to be hyperactive and make it difficult for them to focus. On the other hand, we need sugar in order for our bodies to run properly. If children don’t have enough sugar they may feel tired and short-tempered, making it hard to focus. Most importantly, everyone needs a balanced amount of sugars such as glucose, which is vital to the brain, because it fuels billions of neurons, which keep us alive.
Ensure Essential Fats
Did you know that 60% of the brain is fat? Incorporating fats into your child’s diet has huge effects on brainpower and performance.
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are like music notes that keep the brain in tune. They are vital to building and repairing the brain.
Best Vitamins and Mineral Foods: fruit, vegetables, wholefoods
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