Popular Brain Foods for Academic Performance

Thursday - October 17, 2013

Preschools in Columbia MD present some of the most popular brain foods for academic performance

 

Everyone knows that children’s diets are an important part of their ability to succeed. With a healthy, well-balanced diet, kids can have more long-term energy, better moods, and even a higher tendency to perform well physically and mentally.

Columbia Academy knows that the importance of food to a child’s health, so we’ve collected a list of some of the most popular brain foods for academic performance, and why they’re thought to boost brain power:

Beets

If you can get your kid to eat beets, more power to you! Beets are thought to improve blood flow to the brain because of their natural nitrates.

Sage

This really popular spice has a host of essential oils that are shown to help children and young adults perform better on cognitive tests than placebo-controlled counterparts.

Sardines

Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, so even though they have a strong taste, they have a stronger impact on your brain’s health. Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to help improve communication between brain cells and increase the ability to focus.

Eggs

Eggs are full of a compound called choline, which can facilitate the development of certain types of neurotransmitters in the brain. Additionally, their rich protein content can help kids stay fuller and more focused longer.

Oats

Oats are one of the best foods available because they are full of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and even a bit of protein. Eating a breakfast filled with oats can help kids stay full and focused throughout the day.

Walnuts

Walnuts are full of both healthy fats and a specific type of antioxidant, both of which are highly beneficial for brain function and development.

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