17 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Brainpower So They Are More Alert & Have Improved Memory

Proper nutrition will certainly protect your child’s brain and yours against toxins. It will also improve their mental alertness and assist memory.

To maintain mental alertness, the brain needs:

  • A steady supply of oxygenated blood
  • A steady supply of blood sugar (glucose)
  • And between 8-12 glasses of water per day

So, what can YOU do to boost your child’s brainpower?

1 Aerobic exercise improves thinking and learning.

2. Poor airflow, stuffy and overcrowded rooms lead to under-performing results.

3. Reduce your sitting time; be active.

4. To boost alertness, eat animal protein, nuts, legumes and seeds.

5. To induce calmness and relaxation, eat some starchy carbs, starchy grains or sugary carbs.

6. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eat protein first to boost your alertness.

7. Our brains run better on a nibbling diet [ eg celery, carrot sticks, tomato slices, mushrooms, peanuts, fresh fruit, yoghurt, rice cakes, cheese, yoghurt based dips, popcorn (unsweetened)]

8. Lessen the time between eating; otherwise there is a loss of concentration and decreased alertness.

9. Take Omega 3 to regulate positive moods (salmon, tuna, sardines.)

10. Take anti-oxidants.

When these are given early in life, people stay healthier, suffer less chronic illnesses and of course live longer. [ eg prunes, raisins,blackberries, garlic, kale, spinach, broccoli, dark chocolate, raspberries]

11. Research shows that people who have high levels of B12, B6 (shellfish, chicken, fish, whole-wheat products) and folic acid (liver, mushrooms, leafy green vegetables) in their blood, performed better on memory and special copying tests.

12. Limit your salt intake.

13. Take vitamins (A, B, C, E and folic acid) These are essential for brain development, repair and maintenance.

A = liver, egg yolks, milk cheese, carrots, spinach, broccoli, red/green peppers;

C = citrus fruits, tomatoes, melons, orange juice;

E = vegetable oils, eggs, green vegetables, fruit, whole-grain cereals

14. Watch vegetable oils which contain Omega 6; these produce inflammation and cell damage in the brain.

15. Olive oil aids memory.

16. Try Ginkgo (which supports brain cells) and Ginseng (which helps your brain cells better utilize energy) and finally…

17. Learn to breathe properly. The richest blood flow is in the lower lungs so do power breathing exercises; ones where the breathing is deep and not those shallow, chest breathing types.

Ok, so you want some Bonus Tips…apply these:-

* Eat eggs in moderation.

* Limit alcohol consumption.

* Cut back on sugar, especially sucrose and fructose.

OK, It’s Time for Some Action. Here’s What I Invite You To Do NOW:

Perhaps you already do use the foods mentioned above. What have you noticed about your concentration and memory? Share your experiences and stories with us. If you do not eat these foods, or more importantly, your child’s eating habits do not include them, then I recommend that you add them.

I look forward to your comments…

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