Brain Food: 7 Things to Feed Your Kids that Might Make Them Smarter

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Happily, plenty of foods and beverages including juice, milk, yogurt, bread and even cereal are now fortified with Omega-3s. The richest ... more 
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Happily, plenty of foods and beverages including juice, milk, yogurt, bread and even cereal are now fortified with Omega-3s. The richest sources of Omega-3: fatty fish like salmon and sardines. If a child over 1 years old is not eating at least one serving a week, consider adding fish oil to her diet.
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Some days, you're grateful your kids eat enough food, let alone healthy kinds. But wouldn't it be awesome if the stuff they did down made them smarter? Yes, it's possible - and foods for brain development are key right now. In one meta-study that examined existing research on the effect of fish oil on children, researchers found that supplementing newborns with omega-3s ultimately boosted children's IQs by more than 3.5 points. These fatty acids can help provide building blocks for key nerve and brain cell development. In another study, low levels of omega-3s in children were associated with poorer performance on reading tests and working memory. Here are 7 ways for getting more brain-boosters into your child's meals. - By Ellen Seidman



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