Top Brain Foods for Children

Eating certain 'brain foods' may help boost a child's brain growth and improve brain function, memory, and concentration.
Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Egg yolks are loaded with choline, which helps memory development.
Peanuts are a good source of vitamin E.
Whole grains provide a constant supply of glucose for the brain.
Oats keep a child's brain fed all morning at school.
Studies have shown improved memory with the extracts of blueberries and strawberries.
Beans boost a child's energy and thinking level.
Vegetables with rich, deep color are the best sources of antioxidants that keep brain cells strong and healthy.
Recent research suggests that children and teens need 10 times more than the recommended dose of vitamin D.
Iron is an essential mineral that helps kids stay energized and concentrate at school.

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Reviewed by David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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