Help your kids enjoy the new school year by encouraging him to be the best of what he wants to be. You can help him get good grades and pursue other extra curricular activities of his choice by boosting his brain power. Here are some quick tips to keep him healthy, smart and fit – the natural way:
1. Giving him B vitamins will boost brain power
Children are constantly growing. Younger children are physically growing rapidly which includes growing bones, muscles and the brain. This growth continues into adolescence. Brain development is important as soon as a child is conceived. Folic acid is essential to brain development for a fetus. The National Institute of Health recommends expecting women consume 600 mg of folic acid daily. Other vitamins such as B6 and B12 are recommended by the NIH for optimal brain activity.
Good fats and lean protein aid in brain development for adolescents and adults. These good fats can be found in Omega 3supplements and in various food choices such as avocado, nuts and olive oil, to name a few. Lean protein is also a great source of protein needed for brain development.
2. Organic breakfast is best for kids (and adults too!)
According to kidshealth.org, breakfast gives children brain power. This is because choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber and protein while low in added sugar may boost kids’ attention span, concentration and memory. A balanced diet gives children a variety of vitamins for a high functioning brain. Additionally, studies have been released that link pesticide exposure to high incidence of ADHD. An easy way to remedy this is to eat organically grown fruits and vegetables.
3. Mental exercise keeps the brain sharp
Your child’s mind can also be supported by additional exercise and use. An easy way for you to keep your child’s mind active is to create work for them to do. Educational stores have various types of workbooks. If you are too busy to constantly tutor your child, you can turn to online tutoring. There are online tutoring programs that are user driven. There are also one-on-one online tutoring programs where you, the parent, can be kept abreast on the progress of your child. You can receive transcripts from your child’s tutoring sessions and reports on your child’s work.
These three ways to help with brain growth and strengthening will assist you in making your family an organic and healthy unit. Your child’s growth and brain development can greatly be aided by you and healthy choices.