Nutrition

Nutrition is Essential For Brain Development

These days we know so much more about nutrition and brain development in children. Give your child the best possible start in life by providing a healthy nutritious diet for their developing brains.

Once it was considered enough to feed a child. These days we know the quality of the food is more important than the quantity. Records show that children born in the early twentieth century were not as tall or as healthy as the children were today. If a child does not receive the full nutritional requirements while their bodies are developing, they will never reach their full potential. This is obvious when we measure height and weight but it may not be so apparent when it comes to brain development.

You owe it to your children to ensure they have a balanced diet, regular meal times, daily exercise and a good night sleep. Studies have proved it makes a difference to the child’s learning ability. Many problems like ADD are misdiagnosed and are nutritional disorders. Some argue that t all cases of behaviour related problems in children have a link to dietary deficiencies.

It is certainly true that essential amino acids found in proteins and carbohydrates are linked to disorders and diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and depression.

Although a nutritional diet may not cure these diseases, it may help in the prevention of some in later years. A healthy diet and exercise can certainly aid against depression, which has become an epidemic among teenagers.

Protein from dairy products, meats, nuts, fish, and vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower, carbohydrates from pasta, breads and cereals, and serotonin, found in protein foods are readily available and should be part of a well balanced daily diet. Omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish are especially beneficial to the developing brain.

Give your children the best start in life by developing healthy eating habits. They will have them for life.

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