Do you want your child to do better in studies? Are you worrying about his or her brain development? Then keep all your worries aside because we are here to tell you 5 brain healthy foods you should put in your child’s lunch box every day.
Let’s admit kids have their own choices for food which makes preparing the lunchbox trickier. Making a combination of tasty and brain healthy foods is what every parent wants. You want to make sure that the lunch you are packing every day has proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and some amount of healthy fat. 5 brain healthy foods you can pack for fueling your child’s brain and bodies, ultimately boosting academic performances, increase attention and improve the child’s memory are mentioned below:
Who doesn’t like eggs? Eggs are full of protein, folate, and choline and can be put in your child’s lunch box as it’s a brain healthy food. You can dye and decorate the eggs for making them look attractive to your child. Boil the eggs, add 1 teaspoon vinegar, 10 drops of food color for dying the eggs. You can also make an egg salad or just boil the eggs to correct hardness that your child likes. Pack this brain healthy lunch every day and your child’s brain development is guaranteed.
Undernourished children are mostly the ones who do not eat proper breakfast. It is important for the learning and thinking of your child that he eat healthy food at breakfast as well as at lunch. Research has shown that kids should eat food that is a slower-burning carbohydrate such as oatmeal instead of foods that are fast burning such as sugary cereals. As the slow-burning or low-glycemic-index foods helps the child to maintain their attention and concentration throughout the school hours. Oatmeal is a great brain healthy food for any child’s lunchbox. You can also try whole-wheat bagels or bran cereals.
Magnesium is so essential for releasing stress in school going children and speed up messages that the brain sends and receives. Chickpeas have made to our list of 5 brain healthy foods for child’s lunch box as they are super high in magnesium. Chickpeas will not only help your child in retaining information but also recollect the information. If you want to boost your child’s energy and thinking the ability for a day, then you should put chickpeas in their lunchbox. Chickpeas at lunchtime also make sure that your child is focused, attentive, awake during the rest of the day at school. You can look for delicious and spicy roasted chickpeas recipes for making the food look more tempting and tasty for the kids.
An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away but also it reduces anxiety, keeps the brain attentive and active. Basically, you can call apples a students’ superfood. Researches have shown that the students who eat an apple before the attempting the test perform better. Apple is a brain healthy food that you should put in your kid’s lunch box every day for making sure that he or she is performing well during the class. Peanut butter and apples are good brain boosters, beside this you can look for recipes that can be made using apples.
Want to improve your child’s memory, coordination, and balance? Studies reveal that a half cup of blueberry every day can boost memory and increase brain activity. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are also a great option. All the fruits have anthocyanins and antioxidants that help in better functioning of the brain and prevent a disbalance of chemicals in the brain called oxidative stress. You can pack this healthy food in your child’s lunch box when the summer break ends as that is the season for blueberries. For making your kids to eat all the juicy berries, you can take them to a local farm and pick the berries together. The children will enjoy eating them more when they know they have collected the berries.
We gathered some of the most vital brain-healthy foods that you can put in your child’s lunch box. All these foods are super essential for brain development of the young buddies. So do not think more, start putting these foods from tomorrow.
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