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Family nutrition tips: Brain food for the kids and parents

Posted on Dec 08, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera

What are the foods your children need to keep them alert and those brains developing and help keep parent's brains alert and our memory intact:

  • Foods high in folate: orange juice, green vegetables, cantaloupes and whole grain foods
  • Foods with choline: egg yolks, peanuts, soybeans and flaxseed
  • Foods high in antioxidants: pomegranates, prunes, blueberries, blackberries
  • Water
To learn more about vitamins and minerals, you can use our free nutrition dictionary. We also have a kids' nutrition dictionary to learn about these nutrients as well!


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Friday, Sep 25, 2009 @ 03:50 AM

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The nature of the brain is similar body muscles in many ways. If it is stimulated and made to work, it gets stronger and if it is not used it gets weaker. However care should be taken to not over stimulate it. Just as over training a muscle leads to injuries, stimulating the brain beyond its capacity might impair its strength.

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