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6 Foods That Will Boost Your Children’s Brain Power

Did you know that oatmeal can help maintain a person’s concentration? How about fruit that can help protect brain cells? In order to give your children’s brains a boost, we have compiled a list of six yummy foods that will keep them sharp and fueled throughout the day.

  1. Bran Cereals and OatmealMake sure your children’s day starts off right by fueling them with a breakfast full of low-glycemic index foods, like oatmeal and bran cereal, to help maintain their concentration throughout the morning.
  2. WalnutsThese delicious nuts are the perfect afternoon snack. Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are an important ingredient for brain development for children and adults.
  3. ApplesAn apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away. However, apples are a leading source of quercetin, an antioxidant that helps protect brain cells. It’s a good idea to serve this healthy treat with the skin on since most of an apple’s quercetin is located in the skin.
  4.  Kale and SpinachResearch has shown that being even mildly iron-deficient can affect children’s memory and cognitive function. Make sure your children are eating plenty of iron-rich foods such as kale and spinach.
  5. BlackberriesAccording to a 2009 Tufts University study, blackberries can help improve the ability to absorb new information due to their potent antioxidants known as polyphenols.
  6. WaterDon’t forget to keep your children hydrated! Children who remain hydrated get less distracted while doing work and can analyze problems more efficiently.

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