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The intellectual development of babies depends on foods that they eat daily.

When making a menu for babies, don’t forget that their intellectual development depends on what they eat.

Being smart and creative is what parents wish their children to be. A part from genetic factor, a balance and scientific diet and standard foods can help babies become smarter and more agile.

Daily foods have a good role in increasing your baby’s IQ.

Daily foods have a good role in increasing your baby’s IQ.

The followings are foods that help improving baby’s intelligence.

1.     Breast and formula milk

Breast milk especially has a variety of DHA and ARA. DHA and ARA in breast milk are the platform formations of brain cells, the main elements of grey matter and retina. However, moms also need to have yourselves a sensible diet in order to ensure the quality of the milk from which your kids can absorb an essential amount of DHA.

Besides, formula milk is a rich source of DHA for kids, too. Base on the nutritious content of breast milk, manufacturers of producing milk powder and children food have added DHA and another fatty acid called ARA into their products.

2.     Chicken eggs

Chicken egg is known as a kind of food that is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals which all play a very important part of a children’s development. Additionally, chicken eggs also contain lots of DHA and lecithin, which not only stimulates the development of the nervous system and the body, but also positively affects brain’s development. One more reason to choose chicken eggs is that eggs have a nutrient called choline which is very good for children’s memory.

According to professional opinions, moms should provide children with egg in addition to breakfast to support their intellectual development.

Nonetheless, moms shouldn’t feed babies who are under 6-month-old with egg white nor let them have eggs when they have fever; especially, do not let them eat boiled eggs or uncooked ones.

Eggs are good for children’s memory.

Eggs are good for children’s memory.

3.     Soy oil

Soy oil is a kind of food that is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and is able to protect brain’s nerves in order to improve the health of nervous system. Moms can let children eat a variety of green vegetables and non-salt soy oil at the same time or eat them with hot bread.  

4.     Cereals

Cereals contain a large amount of vitamin group A, B and C.

Cereals contain a large amount of vitamin group A, B and C.

Cereals, which contain a large amount of the vitamins of the A, B and C group, help raring cells and nervous system. On the other hand, we can find iron and zinc in cereals; they help reduce the risk of obesity and stimulate children’s physical development. 

Besides, cereals also provide necessary energy (glucose) for brain’s activities, and their fiber can help control the level of glucose in the body.

Therefore, moms shouldn’t forget adding cereals in children’s daily regimen.

5.     Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a kind of cereals that is very nutritious and necessary to children, especially to their brain: its components such as vitamin E, B, potassium and zinc can help the cognitive activities of the children fully develop.

Experts believe that parents should feed their children with oats for daily breakfast in order to provide more energy for their activities.

6.     Beans

Beans, peas, broad beans are top functional foods that contain a great amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, starch and fiber. It’s also good for brain and rich in energy that helps kids to be healthy and smart. 

Beans and peas are healthy foods for brain.

Beans and peas are healthy foods for brain.

7.     Vegetables that have lots of colors

Green vegetables not only provide children with a great number of vitamins, but also support brain’s development.

Moms shouldn’t feed children with one kind of vegetables. Instead of that, you should feed them a variety of vegetables, at the same time with the diverse in flavors and colors in order to fully provide your children with nutrients and vitamins.

Some of vegetables contain lots of antioxidants that can restore the damaged cells of children’s brain, such as: tomato, eggplant, pumpkin, sweet chili, corn…

8.     Yogurt

Yogurt is good for digestion.

Yogurt is good for digestion.

Yogurt is not only especially good for digestion, but also important to children’s development in brain tissue and nervous system. Protein and B-group vitamin in yogurt help improve the developing abilities of the brain and taking form of the acid-base and enzyme neutralization.

In case you let your kids have yogurt daily, you’d better choose the skim milk or skim yogurt to prevent them from obesity or overweight.

9.     Lean beef

Lean beef has a great amount of iron and zinc that can support the stable state of brain, which helps kids to focus more easily and improve memory. For that reason, lean beef is essential to school-age children.

Moms can cook beef with pizza and foods that is rich in vitamin C, like tomato, sweet chili, orange and strawberries… to provide iron for brain’s activities.

However, moms should take notice of the kind of beef for not causing bad effects on children’s cardiovascular and weight.

Lean beef will help kids focus better.

Lean beef will help kids focus better.

10.  Fruits and nuts

Some like walnuts, almonds, peanuts and sesame contain A-limolenic acid which will become DHA after absorbing. Hence, moms should add those fruits and nuts to children’s regimen to help them get smarter.

11.  Salmon

Salmon is the best fish for its highest level of omega-3.

Salmon is the best fish for its highest level of omega-3.

Salmon is a kind of foods that shouldn’t be ignored. That’s because salmon’s fat has lots of omega-3, fatty acid, DHA and EPA. DHA and EPA are 2 nutrients that are necessary for brain’s development. Improving children’s regimen by adding more fatty acid will help them get smarter and have better thinking skills than other kids. 

Studies show that salmon is the best fish for its highest level of omega-3 which stimulates brain’s development and the lowest level of mercury which can harm children. That’s why you should add salmon in your children’s regimen.

12.  Strawberries and blueberries

Strawberries and blueberries are not only delicious and contain lots of vitamin and antioxidants that can prevent cancer, but they also have the ability to improve intelligence and memory. Moreover, their seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acid which stimulates brain’s development.

Tips

Do not let your kids eat canned foods that contain preservatives, such as canned sausages, canned fish, canned meat and carbonated drinks…

Do not let children take any medicine (even tonic) without doctor’s references.

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