Sunday, December 17, 2017

Right Now, Start your Child’s Day with Healthy Breakfast !

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Every human being needs to start the day with food that will support their brain function and physical activity throughout their busy day, and also for children especially....

Complex carbohydrates such as wheat, millet, and sorghum, take longer to digest and therefore release glucose gradually into the bloodstream. Any glucose that is able to pass through the barrier in the brain and damage the developing brain cells and result in mood changes and hyperactivity. Cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar levels and can add sweetness to this cereals. Soaking cereal in the fridge with water overnight makes them easier to digest and they cook faster in the morning.

Eggs are a good source of protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids, plus choline and phospholipids. Most neurotransmitters (nerve cells carrying information) are based on amino acids. Choline supports the transfer of information along these cells, and phospholipids protect these cells to prevent misfiring. Fish, cheese, yogurt, and beans are another source of protein that can be put into breakfast. Haddock or salmon can be prepared the night before with dinner. Haddock is a good source of iodine, which plays a key role in neurological development. Salmon is high in Omega 3, which has been clinically proven to improve cognitive function and improve mood.

Unsweetened yogurt is full of live culture (homemade Kefir will be the best) to give beneficial bacteria (probiotics) for healthy health. Research conducted by Diop et al in 2008 shows how probiotics reduce stress due to gastrointestinal symptoms. Further research shows how probiotics can improve the general signs of anxiety and mood disorders.

Fresh fruit provides sugar to the body along with fiber, which again allows the gradual release of glucose that the child needs for energy. Different fruits have different glycemic indexes. Blueberries, apples, pears have low GI levels because of their high fiber content. Bananas are also a good source of energy and potassium.

For children who do not have peanut allergies, make granola with yogurt and fresh fruit as a smoothie for breakfast on the run. Smoothies are an easy way to get a nutrient-dense breakfast. Beans and seeds are good sources for all the minerals children need. Zinc is the key to cognitive function, which involves thinking, memory, learning, and attention span. Studies show that zinc is needed for brain neurons to function. Lacking causes oxidative stress and affects the structure and function of brain neurons.

Not all children are good eaters despite our good efforts, so supplementing multi vitamin supplements, omega 3s and good probiotics every day helps you fill in the void. so, be care for u'r child ya guys....

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