Thank you to Dr. Ross from Flourish Bound for the important article and information on brain health!!!
Did you know the foods your child eats can affect their brain health? A child’s ability to learn, focus, and regulate their emotions can all be enhanced & improved through their diet. Try to incorporate one of these superfoods in your child’s diet daily to boost your child’s brain health naturally!
🥑Avocados are a healthy source of unsaturated fats which help keep the brain cell membranes flexible. Avocados are also high in Vitamin E which helps to protect the brain.
🍊Oranges are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C plays an important role in protecting the brain by fighting off free radicals. Vitamin C is also a co-factor in pathways that produce neurotransmitters and hormones necessary for appropriate mood regulation & cognitive abilities.
🫐Blueberries are considered a superfood because they are rich in anthocyanins which help reduce inflammation and stress in the brain and body making them a powerful antioxidant. They are also high in vitamin C which is needed for our ‘feel food’ hormones and ‘focus’ neurotransmitters. Additionally, blueberries can increase the communicati
on between brain cells and potentially boost concentration, memory, and mood!
🥜Walnuts and almonds are high in omega-3 & 6 fatty acids which help balance serotonin levels and boost mood & behavior.
🐟Fish (especially salmon) is high in omega-3 fatty acids and DHA fat which is one of the most important building blocks for the brain and can play a role in focus and memory.
🥩Grass fed beef is rich in Vitamin E and monounsaturated fat and minerals such as zinc and iron which are important for brain health.
🥚Eggs are high in choline & protein. Choline has been associated with reducing inflammation and helping promote brain functions such as memory, concentration, and energy levels.
🥦Broccoli is high in Vitamin K and antioxidants which have been associated with lower inflammation, protecting the brain from damage, and strengthening cognitive abilities.
🥬Darky leafy greens such as kale and spinach contain phytochemicals liek carotenoids which boost brain function.