Thursday, July 26, 2012
The hungry organ
"Give the body junk food and the brain is certainly going to suffer," comments nutritionist Bethany Thayer, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
It is statements like that that renews my horror every time I remember sacks of junk food at the ex-hubster's house, made available for my then 4-year old.
Experts ask parents, "'Want your child to do better in school? Take a close look at his or her diet. Certain "brain foods" may help boost a child's brain growth -- plus improve brain function, memory, and concentration.'"
The brain is called a very hungry organ. Thayer explains that "it is the first among the body's organs to absorb nutrients from the food we eat."
WebMD presents these top ten brain foods that will help kids get the most from school. Their experts also provide preparing and serving suggestions: