Want your child to do better in school? Take a close look at diet. Certain “brain foods” may help boost a child”s brain growth — plus improve brain function, memory, and concentration.
In fact, the brain is a very hungry organ — the first of the body's organs to absorb nutrients from the food we eat, explains Bethany Thayer, MS, RD, a Detroit nutritionist and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
“Give the body junk food, and the brain is certainly going to suffer,” she tells WebMD.
Growing bodies need many types of nutrients — but these 10 superfoods will help kids get the most from school.
There’s an easier – and more effective — way than nutrition to feed kids: Just get the ratios right.
But it’s not the ratio of protein to carbs, of fats to fibers, or of processed to refined grains that you need to track. (That’s too taxing.)
You only have to consider one thing: Do your kids eat real food more often than they eat:
* Processed food-like substances (to borrow a phrase from Michael Pollan)