The Right Food Intake Resulting a Smart Platinum Generation
Oleh: Morinaga Platinum
Not only adults who need good food and nutrition intake for the body and brain. This also applies to children, especially in their golden period. Well, here is your task as parents to provide food and nutrition for their development.
During their golden age, children will go through some years that are important for their brain development, which can be affected by many things. One of them is nutrition. Here are some foods that will help your children’s brain development, namely:
Eggs are high in protein. Eggs contain choline, omega-3, zinc, and lutein which functions to help the children to concentrate. Moms could serve eggs at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Green Vegetables
Green vegetables are rich in folic and vitamins. Green vegetables such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and others are very good to be consumed by your children. In addition, green vegetables can reduce the risk of dementia (cognitive and memory disorders) in the future.
As you know, fish is a good source of vitamin D and Omega-3 for your children’s development, in which it functions to protect the brain against the decrease of cognitive function and memory loss. The types of fish that are rich in Omega-3 include tuna, salmon, and sardines.
- Oatmeal or Oat/Wheat/Cereals
Oatmeal contains protein and is rich in fiber which functions to keep the heart and brain working properly. Oat contains vitamin E, vitamin B complex, and zinc which help maximizing the children’s brain function.
Besides being good for the children’s brain development, nuts are also very good for their heart. Nuts contain protein, complex carbohydrates, as well as vitamins and minerals.
- Milk and Yogurt
Milk and yogurt are sources of vitamin B which is needed for the development of brain tissue, neurotransmitter, and enzymes in your children. In addition, milk and dairy products are also good sources of nutrition. Meanwhile, low-fat milk or yogurt is a source of protein and carbohydrates for the brain.
Beef or lean meat is a source of iron that helps the children to maintain their energy, especially when they start learning how to walk. Beef also contains zinc that maintains the memory function.
Well, from the ingredients above, it’s good that Moms combine some of them to be a nutritious intake for your children. In addition, your children will have many choices and variations to eat.