Seasonal Foods To Boost Your Kid's Brainpower

by Sumdima Rai
Spring is here, folks! You should take advantage of this blooming season and add colorful and delicious springtime foods to your kids' plate to boost their brainpower. Here are six foods you can incorporate in the diet of your kids.

1. Kiwis

Your kids will love biting into this tender and juicy fruit and at the same time, they will be getting the essential vitamin C nutrient. This is important because vitamin C cannot be stored in our bodies which is why children need to eat vitamin-rich foods daily.Vitamin C is known to alleviate stress and improve learning. In addition to it, kiwis also contain vitamin E that enhances circulation in the blood vessels of your brain.

2. Strawberries

Which kid does not love strawberries? And they have all the more reason to eat it this spring, because “eating berries like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries can help maintain a sharp memory and prevent the onset of mental decline due to their high levels of antioxidants which help protect cells from harmful free radicals,” according to New York Daily News.


3. Snap Peas

Isn’t it fun snapping the pods of snap peas? Maybe you should involve your kids in doing so, to instill interest in this food which is associated with boosting brain power. Snap peas contain vitamins A, K and C as well as folate, iron and manganese required for normal brain and nerve function.


4. Arugula

Most kids run away from eating leafy greens like arugula, but you can always find ways to incorporate it in the form of tasty salads for your kid. It is recommended because it is one of the best sources of B vitamins. Three B vitamins—folic acid, B6 and B12 have been found to be essential for brain functions.
 

5. Eggs

Encourage your kids to eat eggs because egg yolks contain lecithin, which is thought to be an important ‘brain food’ contributing to memory and concentration. It also contains iron, which is important for a healthy brain.

6. Oily Fishes

Are you aware that fats are a major component of your brain, and a large proportion of the brain is composed of fatty acids that play an important role in functioning of the brain? Well, some fatty acids are not manufactured by the body and must be obtained from foods, which is why it is important to include salmon, tuna, kippers and sardines—rich in fish oils containing important fatty acids such as EPA and DHA.
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