Children’s brain health and emotional health affects every decision they make every moment of every day. When our children’s brains are nourished with whole foods they function at a very high level.
Nutrition is more important than we think when it comes to your child performing better at school and life. Below are some healthy foods to assist in your child’s brain growth, brain function, memory and concentration.
1. Alaskan Salmon
Fatty fish like salmon are an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids. DHA and EPA are both found if fatty fish are essential for brain growth and function – especially DHA. The best sources of fatty fish that are high in omega-3’s oils are salmon, mackerel, anchovies and sardines. When purchasing fish in tins limit your amount and purchase in the health section of the store. When choosing tuna look for “skypjack” as opposed to “albacore” which has more mercury.
Lunch Idea: Instead of tuna sandwiches make salmon and mix with “real” mayonnaise, plain yogurt or avocados. Add organic raisins, chopped celery and carrots. A wonderfully healthy bread is “Silver Hills” Squirrely. It is sprouted, organic and children love the taste. Always choose a bread that has at least 4 – 5 grams of fiber per slice.