Thursday, July 26, 2012

The hungry organ

Two Juglans regia walnuts.

"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:


  1. Wow, I'm in luck 'cause these are my fave foods. Well, except for the veggies though. Anyway, thanks for sharing this. I may not have children yet, but I'll definitely continue eating these healthy brain foods :)

  2. A wise dining decision, Sumi

  3. it's a good thing that the above listed are included in my menu for the family's meal. honestly i did not know that those are brain foods too, thank you for this informative post :)

  4. I should add this things to my diet as we tend to be more forgetful as we age.

  5. I read somewhere that nuts are the best brain food. Good thing that eggs, nuts, berries and oatmeal are included in my family's favorite.

  6. Keeping a tab on this post..thank you! hihi...

  7. Oh my.. now I know what's lacking in my menu! Almost all of them! waaaah! my poor kids... :(



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