Sunday, August 24, 2008

How to raise smart kids? ....Right healthy food

Me (User:NHRHS2010) when I was a baby, playing...Image via Wikipedia It's the food. Most parents( like us) knows that good nutrition provide good energy and health in our little ones but do we really know which food makes our babies smart?
The most rapid brain growth occurs during the first year of life, With the infant's brain tripling in size by the first birthday. At this time, the brain uses 60% of total energy.

That's why getting enough (and the right kinds) of fat greatly affects brain developments and performance. It should compromise half of baby's daily diet( as mother nature knows so well- 50% of breast milk is fat) So for all mom to be, never think twice of breast feeding you babies on the way.

Different species provide different fat in their milk, fine tuned to the needs of that particular animal. For example mother cows provide milk high in saturated fats and low in brain building fats, such as DHA. This helps their calves grow rapidly, though it may not be much for the brains. In adult cows, the brain is small compared to the body. Cows don't have to do a lot of thinking to survive. In human infants, the brain grows faster than the body. Human milk is low in body-building saturated fats and rich in brain-building fats, such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega 3 fatty acid. Now you have one significant reason why you should breastfeed.

Now here's just some of the list of food that you may want to add in your babies daily diet. This will help their brain development while making them smarter compare to other babies.

  • Avocado
  • Green beans and peas
  • Squash, potatoes, carrots
  • Sweet potato

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  1. Love the blog- very interesting info. I have 3 children- I'm enjoying reading your various blogs.

  2. I couldn't agree more. I used to have fun mashing up those foods for my babies. Funny thing...they used to LOVE avocado. Now, at 6 and 9, they won't touch it! But, IMHO, I do have to say, they are both rather bright!


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