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10/27/2014
A healthy diet is important for both physical and mental health and wellbeing, so make sure your child is getting the best brain food by following this guide, courtesy of The Tutoring Center in Broken Arrow.

Fruits and vegetables

It may be a statement of the obvious, but fruit and vegetables are crucial for a healthy diet as they are our main source of most of the vitamins and minerals we need, as well as being a source of fiber. Try to focus on providing high levels of green vegetables such as spinach, as these are rich in B-vitamins and iron; both  of which are crucial for good cognitive function.

Whole grains

Every bodily function requires energy, not least brain function. The best way to provide this energy is with whole grains, as their low glycemic index means that they release energy slowly and steadily; this avoids spikes in blood sugar and helps keep you alert throughout the day. Try whole grain bread and brown pasta.

Blueberries

Blueberries are a great choice as they are high in antioxidants and studies indicate links between consumption of blueberries and increased learning capacity and motor skills.

Healthy fats

‘Fat’ may have become an ugly word, but your body and brain need fat to operate properly. Just make sure you’re providing the right kind of fats by choosing foods high in unsaturated fats such as oily fish over processed foods high in saturated fats.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are high in both healthy fats and vitamin E, which is also great for the brain. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which has been shown to be vital for good memory function.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is far lower in sugar than more refined and processed milk or white chocolate, and it is also rich in antioxidants. Not only this, but it contains stimulants that help aid concentration and stimulates the production of endorphins which improve mood. Try incorporating a little dark chocolate in desserts or as a treat, but this is one superfood that requires a little moderation.

Now that your child’s fueled-up to learn, follow our guides to improving their reading and helping with their math. To ensure that your child has every opportunity to succeed, schedule a free diagnostic assessment with The Tutoring Center in Broken Arrow; this can highlight any areas in which your child could benefit from further academic support. Our tutors are on hand to deliver any help needed, be it with math, grammar or reading, so call (918) 455-3276 to organise tutoring in Broken Arrow today.

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