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12/19/2014
As a parent, you’re no doubt focused on providing your child with every opportunity to prosper. Providing them with a healthy, enriching diet is not only important for their physical health and development, but crucial to help them develop mentally and excel academically. The Tutoring Center in Honolulu would like to suggest a few foods to include in your child’s diet to give their burgeoning brains a boost.

Blueberries

Including enough fruit in your child’s diet in general is important, but some of the biggest benefits are to be drawn from the blueberry, as they contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants of any fruit. Antioxidants have been linked to improved memory and cognitive function, possibly due to removing damaging cells known as ‘free radicals’.They also have a low glycemic index, which means their sugars provide slow-release energy over time rather than providing a quick burst of energy followed by a slump, which children experience after eating refined sugars.

Sardines

This may be a slightly more difficult food to convince your child to try, but if they take a liking to sardines they’ll enjoy a plethora of benefits. They’re packed with heart health-boosting omega 3 fatty acids, which have also been linked to improved cognitive function, and are bursting with protein which your child needs to build muscle tissue but also brain cells! They are also far more affordable and eco-friendly than similar oily fish such as salmon, so are easier on both the planet and your purse.

Walnuts

Walnuts are another excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, and they are also a great way to provide magnesium and vitamin B6, both of which are important for general brain function. Studies indicate that consumption of walnuts also increases oxygen flow to and through the brain, which has been linked to increased cognitive performance. Perhaps it isn’t surprising that these nuts look so much like little human brains!SpinachSpinach is well-known for its benefits to physical health (courtesy of Popeye), but its also a boon for your child’s brain. 

Spinach is rich in potassium, which is vital for the brain’s electrical conductivity, and is generally a nutrient powerhouse, packed with magnesium, folate, vitamins A and K, and more. 

Try including these foods in your child’s diet and we’re sure you’ll notice the benefits in no time. It’s also very important that your child drinks enough water as dehydration is one of the principal causes of concentration and attention problems and can negatively affect the development of the brain. Encourage them to carry a bottle with them and to sip water throughout the school day!

If you’d like to help your child further, you could consider hiring a tutor to assist with any academic area in which they are having trouble. The Tutoring Center offer help with reading, writing, grammar, study skills and SAT/ACT preparation, so contact us at 650-799-7737 to organize tutoring in Honolulu today.

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