Best Brain Food for Children - Brainy Recipes (Part I)
By Andrew Loh
Elders believe that intelligence starts right from your kitchen. You are
what you eat and drink. Your intelligence is what you feed your brain.
Your ability to learn relates directly to the type of nutrients you
consume through your food. It means that food is the necessity for
building better brains among your children. Most parents try to feed
their children with the best of food and drinks. However, they may still
miss some vital nutrients those are so necessary for optimum brain growth
Brain Food for your Child here).
Both brain performance and mental intelligence relate to each
other. Mental intelligence is the direct precursor to brain performance.
Past and present research show that it is possible to enhance brain
intelligence by feeding your children with highest quality diet that
includes all essential nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, fat,
fiber, vitamins and minerals. More often, most children do not eat well
nor do they like their lunch boxes because of the monotony that is
attached to the food.
Parents may like to add a small twist to
the good items they prepare for their children. It is possible to create
a wholesome and nutritious menu that enhances their brainpower. A subtle
change in the recipe may work wonders to your children. Whatever the
menu you create, you may need to remember one rule - that the recipe you
use, should include all the necessary ingredients that ensure optimum
The three important brain functions that need vast improvements are
memory, cognition and mental alertness or concentration. Just as
building physical body is important, parents should pay their attention
towards enhancing the above-mentioned brain functions. Here are some
simple food ideas to create wonderful, brain-building recipes to help
your children develop their brain functions to their optimum best.
Note: Any recipe you prepare may include some or a combination of
many of the following food ingredients - eggs, nuts, different fruits
and vegetables, milk products, cereals, seeds and pulses, meat, fish,
whole and prepared grains, soybeans and mineral/vitamin supplements.
Breakfast is possibly the most important item in a
child's daily life. A wholesome breakfast ensures better brain functions
related to memory retention and cognition. In addition, it also provides
the much-needed hydration to sustain the daily rigors of classroom and
keep the energy levels of the body high throughout the day. A vital
vitamin like Choline is very critical for enhancing memory functions in
children. Any breakfast recipe that is copiously rich with this item
will help your children develop better memory functions. Simple
breakfast recipe suggestions:
A glass of orange juice (fresh fruit squeezed and enriched with a sprinkle of glucose
power), scrambled egg mass with mashed vegetables and peanut butter.
Serve it over slices of wholegrain toasts.
A glass of enriched milk and a thrilling wrap containing scrambled eggs,
salsa and Monterrey Jack cheese and served over high fiber wheat bread or wrap.
French toast added with little cinnamon, dry nuts and milk added to the egg batter. Supplement with a
glass of milk shake.
Delicious berry smoothie with scrambled eggs is a nice idea. Use fruits like banana, frozen
raspberries, blackberries and strawberries for added taste. You can mix
the paste win a glass of milk sprinkled with a dash of sugar.
Oatmeal porridge with milk and generously sprinkled
with dry nuts, raisins, fresh fruit pieces like strawberry, raspberry
and banana. Combine this with scrambled egg or whole-wheat toasts.
Delicious sandwich made from egg and vegetables.
Fry some green and tuberous vegetables together and sprinkle pieces of
red pepper and mushrooms. Mash egg yolk from two eggs and cook the
mixture for 2 minutes. Create grain pitta with a small later of sliced
tomatoes, green vegetable leaves and cheese. Use the pitta pocket to
fold the omelets sandwich. Serve warm along with a glass of milk.
Use toasted wholegrain pitta bread along with
humus. Add vegetable pieces, a dash of yogurt and sweetened berries
like strawberry of raspberry. Supplement with a glass of milk.
You can use hundreds of different types of ingredients to prepare
breakfast. Make sure that the kind of breakfast you serve is energetic
and tasteful. If your children demand more, you could also give them
normal breakfast that you and your spouse eat. Be ready to change the
recipe as and when needed depending on the availability of time.
Readymade breakfast cereal preparations are the most common breakfast
types in homes. You can think of substituting them occasionally with new
recipes. Continue to read
Best Brain Food for Children - Brainy Recipes (Part II)!