1 April 2022
Human beings are first and foremost physical beings and then mental and intellectual beings. Hence, how we measure at our child’s growth is primarily on physical parameters like height and weight. Which is alright, but then we directly jump to evaluating their process in academics based on the child’s report card. What most of us miss, is a crucial step in between – paying attention to the growth and development of our child’s brain. And honestly, there are no benchmarks for this available anywhere which actually apply in real life because every child is different and gifted in their own special way.
Having said that, memory and concentration are human attributes that define us as homo sapiens, which are not always reflected in your child’s academic performance but in their day-to-day lives and also social skills. And the organ that is responsible for these qualities is the brain. Research even talks about the importance of a child’s brain development and its effect on later health of the individual.
A healthy start for the brain happens in the womb; new mothers must ensure to get the right nutrition and avoid exposure to toxins, specifically focusing on their baby’s brain development. During infancy the brain continues to grow, so it is upon the child’s caregivers to provide the child with right care and nutrition. Growth, behavioural patterns and skills that develop at a young age affect the child’s health life-long.
The following nutrients should be of absolute focus of parents’ when it comes to the health of their child’s brain, along with some list of foods rich in these nutrients –
I know what you all are wondering now – how do I get my child to eat all these foods!!!
…especially if you are a vegetarian. My personal trick is to get them to drink their essential nutrients because heaven knows how hard it is so make a child eat health foods. So here’s a few drinks that boost brain power, in the next segment.
1. The Wholesome Berry Smoothie –
2. The Complete Chocolate shake
3. The Winter Vegetable Juice
4. The All-In Flexible Fruit Smoothie
5. The Magic Bean & Chocolate Shake
Try to ensure that your child get maximum essential nutrients in the first half of the day.
Karnica Singh Nandal
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Yoga Instructor
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NY
The Yoga Institute, 500hr TTC, Mumbai
Your cliché Engineer with an MBA degree, a corporate professional turned wellness enthusiast – I empower people to take responsibility for their own health and achievement of their personal wellness goals by educating, motivating, inspiring, and guiding towards long lasting lifestyle changes.
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