Our precious little bundles of joy are the most important things in our lives when they enter this wondrous world. We want only the best for them, doing everything right, that was done wrong for us. Key environmental factors that sculpt your baby’s path include: prenatal health, attachment, playing using all senses, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and safety.
It is culturally necessary to pass down traditional habits throughout the generations, but one issue with this is disregard to optimal nutrition for your little one. Obviously you will try your best with what you can do, but it is highly important for the development of your child to consider the best nutritional options for your babe.
Some parents believe that its not that big of a deal, but it truly is. Certain foods are proven to help the growth and development of a child’s brain, and others can deeply hinder it. The benefits of paying attention to this important factor is the difference of having a sugar-crazed kid whose disinterested in most things besides colors and cartoons, and a child who is more aware and on a path to a greater future.
Add these 8 foods to your grocery list and keep your kid’s brain sharp all day long, and well into their life. (These are also great for Mommy and Daddy)
1. Whole Eggs
A high nutrient protein to keep concentration and prevent any crashes. Choose organic, free-range for no added hormones.
A huge source of vitamins and minerals are a feast to your child’s cells.
Try blending spinach/kale in their favorite smoothies
The natural fats found in fish are a great source of vitamin D and omega-3s. This help against cognitive decline and memory loss.
The highest protein grain, full of fiber and B vitamins is a great choice for growing kids. Try a breakfast quinoa with fruits and nuts.
Rich in nutrients, perfect for a small tummy. Add satiety and fiber to their meals with this healthy fat.
Natural sugars are necessary for a healthy brain, ALL fruits contain just that, plus other amazing nutrients. Fill your cart with apples, bananas, kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, etc. and give them at least 4 servings a day.
7. Sweet Potatoes
Loaded with carotenoids, this antioxidant food protects cells from being damages.
Bake and serve with some sea salt. Please omit any marshmallows and brown sugar, don’t kill something thats already perfect as is.
8. Greek yogurt
Full of choline-a nutrient assisting the brain to body communication- protein, and calcium this versatile dairy choice gets two thumbs up. Try it for a morning parfait, in a smoothie, or as a dressing.