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Super Food by Dr. Ross, of Flourish Bound

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.

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