Kids should not just eat anything, they should eat brain-fueling foods.
In case you didn’t know, eating a nutritious breakfast sets the tone for the day and promotes weight maintenance and weight loss. When your little one is asleep, his/her body is considered to be fasting and children sleep for about 10 hours, this is a long time to go without eating. Eating a healthy breakfast prevents weight gain, binge eating and helps your child stay energetic and pay attention for a longer period of time. Would you like to discover which foods are particularly good for your young one’s development? Here are our top brain-fueling foods for kids.
Eggs are a great source of protein and the egg yolks are also packed with choline, which helps memory development.
2. Whole grains
A child’s brain will always need a lot more glucose because of the amount of energy they are consuming in learning, play and for normal growth. Whole grains provide that in spades and helps regulate the release of glucose in the body. Buy whole-grain bread, and remember, using a spread like Blue Band doesn’t just taste good, but is also packed with vitamins your child needs.
Oatmeal can be a hit or miss without honey or bananas for a sweetener. That said, it will certainly keep your child full all morning, and not just with empty calories. Oatmeal is a good source of vitamin E, potassium and zinc which makes children’s bodies and brain function at full capacity.
4. Healthy margarine
Most kids eat bread for breakfast, and most of us have it with Blue Band without really appreciating how much it contributes to a healthy breakfast. Count the ways!
While you’re at it, pick up Blue Band’s limited edition 500gram pack. It’s the same Blue Band you know and love, which contributes to your child’s nutritious breakfast, but the difference is that buying this pack will allow you to help a needy child in Kenya! Did you know that 45% of Kenyan children miss their breakfast, which leads to chronic underperformance in school? Blue Band’s social mission is to intervene on these children’s behalf. So right now for every sale of these limited edition packs, they will supply a needy Kenyan child their much-needed breakfast. Let’s partner with Blue Band to feed our country’s children, and give them a good start in life.
5. Milk and Yogurt
Most kids love milk and yogurt which is great because research suggests that children and teens need 10 times more the adult recommended dose of vitamin D, a vitamin that benefits the overall life cycle of human cells.
So stock up on these brain-fueling s
uper-foods! We’re wishing all our children a great term three ahead! May they finish strong – and a special shout out to everyone doing a major exam this November. May you have all the brainpower you need to succeed!
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