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Parents are constantly worried about the foods their child must be eating. While it is important for your child to have proper, balanced meals, it’s also imperative that they eat the right foods that not only provides them with the required nutrition but also helps improve their brain and memory.
Yes, that’s right! Though we as parents worry about the nutrition content of the food that our kids eat, we rarely give a thought to the foods that can also affect your child’s brain, memory and thinking ability.
theindusparent spoke to dietician Pavithra K Raj from the Columbia Asia hospital in Bangalore to know about how foods affect your child’s brain and memory and what are the foods that are worst for your child’s brain:
1. How does the food your child eats affect your child’s brain? Are there any foods that can help improve your child’s memory?
The art of feeding children, the right way, has to be well monitored by their parents for their proper physical and mental growth of children. Healthy eating can stabilise children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods.
Children who don’t get proper nutrition during their first three years may be losing ground in intelligence to their better-nourished peers and hence children should be encouraged to eat healthy foods from an early age, and to avoid foods that are high in fat and sugar, as far as possible.
Nutrition has been called the single greatest environmental influence for children, and it remains essential during the initial years of life.
2. What are some nutrient-rich brain foods that your child must be eating?
Here are some foods that are a must-eat for every growing child:
Continue reading on the next page to know about the foods that your child should not be eating!
Avantika Kukreti is a mother of the cutest five-year-old daughter in this world, who keeps on amusing her everyday with her amazing storytelling prowess. She also happens to be a multi-platform media professional with 9 years of experience in lifestyle writing and editing.
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