Tweens and teens spend a huge portion of their lives learning new information and studying for exams, for which concentration is extremely important.
Here are five of the best foods to help improve your child’s concentration:
Fish really is one of the best options to feed your little brainiac, mackerel, salmon and tuna are all wonderful sources of omega-3 fatty acids which help to increase brain activity.
Get a little nuts....
Nuts are packed full of Vitamins E and B6, folate, oOmega-3 and oOmega-6 fatty acids, and antioxidants which can increase brain activity and boost mood. Cashews, almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts are all wonderful options just steer clear of the salted and chocolate varieties!
Gain from grains…
Whole grains: The best brain stimulating foods helps the mind to grow. Grains like whole wheat, wheat germ and bran contain a high percentage of folate. Whole-grain breads, brown rice and pasts, and cereals like barley and popcorn all work to increase blood flow to the brain.
Flaxseeds contain high amounts of -3 fatty acids while roasted pumpkin seeds contain the nutrient tryptophan which relaxes and sunflower seeds contain thiamine, a form of Vitamin B that increases memory.
Leafy green vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts and spinach all work to increase the memory.