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Brain Development: Healthy Brain Foods for Your Castle Hills Child

Posted on 02-05-2015

A healthy, balanced diet is the cornerstone on which sound brain development is built. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Hills in Carrollton, Texas will take a closer look at some of the foods you should consider in order to facilitate healthy brain development for your child.

Fish

Fatty fish is a great source of both vitamin D and omega-3s, which studies have proven protect the human brain from cognitive decline. There are a number of child-friendly food options including sardines, tuna, and salmon. These all require very little preparation and are ideal for school lunches. Parents should be advised to avoid fish species like king mackerel, tilefish, and most shark species because they contain high levels of mercury.

Berries

Berries make a fantastic snack between meals for your preschooler or toddler. Blueberries and strawberries both contain high amounts of antioxidants which preliminary studies have shown to improve cognitive development. Further studies have shown that the antioxidants found in strawberries and blueberries have the ability to combat diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Beef

Millions of preschoolers, toddlers, and infants suffer from some sort of iron deficiency. A lack of iron leading to iron deficiencies can pave the ways for a sharp decline in cognitive development and ability. Adding healthy servings of beef to meals is one of the best ways to meet your child’s iron requirements as it is one of the best absorbed sources of iron.

The team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Hills in Carrollton, Texas, encourages healthy eating in order to promote sound brain development. Contact us to find out more about our child care programs and facility.

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