The kids are back to spelling words, science experiments and multiplication tables. They will need nutritious foods to stay alert, focused and energized to learn. Deborah Levy, MS, RD, health and nutrition Consultant for Carrington Farms says to supercharge their breakfasts and lunches with nutrient-dense brain foods. Try these suggestions:
Spinach boosts brainpower, and that could mean better grades for your children. It is chock full of folic acid and has even been shown to reverse memory loss. Add spinach into your children’s sandwiches to give them a boost of brainpower in the middle of the day.
Research shows blueberries are linked to better memory and decision-making. Many kids love them out of the freezer or stirred into warm oatmeal at breakfast time. You could also add them to cereal or pancakes.
Studies have proven that eating foods high in fatty acids regularly would help children focus better and learn how to study more efficiently. Pair flax with yogurt, pudding or other lunch favorites to ensure your kids will receive a beneficial serving of Omega 3 fatty acids.
An apple a day can help you improve your kids’ study habits and academic performance. The peel of the apple includes a powerful antioxidant called quercetin that enhances memory function.