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A balanced diet consisting of essential nutrients is vital for the child's developing brain. The first few years of a child are important for brain development and learning skills. Here are some powerful foods that contribute to healthy brain development.
1. Nuts and seeds: These are packed with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that strengthen the nervous system. Add a few almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and flaxseeds to your child's diet every day.
2. Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and other dark leafy vegetables are rich in folate, iron, and other essential vitamins that are known to protect the brain cells and help improve memory.
3. Berries: Cherries, blueberries are rich sources of anthocyanins and flavonoids (antioxidants) that boost memory function.
Aside from specific nutrients that contribute to healthy brain development, there are a few foods that should be avoided as well. Junk and processed foods, carbonated beverages, deep-fried foods, sugar-laden foods should be strictly avoided.
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