Friday, March 25, 2011

Allnewsfree: 10 Foods for Intelligent Child

Research shows, a lack of minerals and vitamins that are important to the brain can reduce mental alertness of the brain. A diet in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, combined with meat and fish provide for major minerals and vitamins needed for physical and mental health.

Here are 10 foods recommended by Dr. Saridian Satrix W, SpGK to stimulate the growth of brain cells, improve function, improve memory and concentration and thinking of children:

1. Salmon
Salmon is the best source of omega 3-fatty acids DHA and EPA, which are both essential for growth and development of brain function. The new research also showed that people who earn more fatty acid intake has a sharper mind and get satisfying results in test capability. Omega-3 fatty acid content per 100 grams of fish for salmon is 2.2 grams.

2. Eggs
Eggs are known as an important source of protein . Yolk have a lot of choline, that can help the development of memory. The content of choline ...
in 1 egg is 126 mg. Compare with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter that contains only 20 mg or 300 grams of beef with 66 mg choline.

3. Peanut butter
Peanut that many processed into peanut butter is source of E vitamin. E vitamin is a source of antioxidants that can protect nerve cell membranes. With thiamin, E vitamin helps the brain and nervous system in use glucose for energy needs. Every 2 tablespoons of peanut butter contains 2.9 mg of E vitamin.

4. Other Nuts
Peanut is a special food because these foods have the energy derived from protein and complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Nuts also good for brain because it can maintain the energy and thinking ability of children its peak in the afternoon if consumed at lunchtime. According to the research, red beans and pinto beans contain more omega-3 fatty acids than other nuts, especially ALA, omega-3 type of origin are important for growth and brain function.

5. Whole grains
The brain requires constant glucose supply from the body. Whole grains have the ability to support those needs. Fiber contained in whole grains may help regulate the release of glucose in the body. Wheat also contains B vitamin for nervous system health. Wheat contains vitamin B, 1.5 mg per 100 grams.

6. Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of the most popular types of cereals among children and rich in nutrients for the brain. Oatmeal can provide energy for the brain a much needed children's activities started in the morning. Oatmeal is also a source of E vitamin, B vitamin, potassium, and zinc which makes the body and brain to function at full capacity. The content of E vitamin in 250 grams of oatmeal is 0.08 mg. The content of B vitamin 0.26 mg per 250 grams of oatmeal and zinc 6.19 mg per 250 grams of oatmeal.

7. Berries
Family groups berries (strawberries, cherries, blueberries), stronger the color more nutrients. Blueberries contain high levels of antioxidants, especially C vitamin, to prevent cancer. Some research suggests those who get the extracts of blueberries and strawberries experienced improvements in the functioning of his memory. Berries was also rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

8. Colorful vegetables
Tomatoes, red sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, and spinach are the vegetables that are rich sources of nutrients and antioxidants that will keep brain cells strong and healthy.

9. Milk and yoghurt
Foods derived from dairy products containing high protein and B vitamins. Two types of nutrients are essential for the growth of brain tissue, neurotransmitters, and enzymes. Milk and yogurt also can make a full stomach because the content of protein and carbohydrates as well as a source of energy for the brain.

10. Lean beef
Iron is an essential mineral that helps the children stay energized and concentrate at school. Lean beef is one source of foods high in iron. The content of iron in 100 grams of beef is 4.05 mg.

Children's needs for omega 3 per day is 1.2 grams.
Children's needs for choline 200-375 mg per day.
Children's needs for glucose between 40-10 mg per dayChildren's needs for vitamin B is 1 mg per day.
Children's needs for iron is 30-10 mg per day.

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