Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Food For Thought: 10 Super Foods! By Deborah Lowther

Food For Thought: Top 10 Super Foods for Better Learning
We know eating fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and whole grains are good for our health, but did you know they are also good for learning? 
Whether it is the antioxidants in berries, the fibre of apples, the phytochemicals in sweet potatoes, lycopene rich tomatoes, choline in eggs, or the unsaturated fats of an avocado, what you eat is important for healthy brain development, cognitive learning and memory.
Add in some of these Super Foods for a super school year and better learning.
Berries. Include berries such as vitamins and antioxidants, they ward off damage caused by free radicals and may improve the cognitive function of the brain, improving memory and motor skills.
Eggs. Just one egg contains an amazing amount of nutrition. With 6 grams of protein per egg and more than a dozen vitamins and minerals including riboflavin, B12 and folate, they are a rich super food.  Eggs are also an excellent source of choline, an important nutrient for brain development.

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