Healthy Diet for Children Linked to Higher IQ

by on October 9, 2012

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A new study has shown that children fed a healthy diet at an early age may have a slightly increased IQ compared to those who eat a diet high in junk food.

Dr Lisa Smithers who led the research at the University of Adelaide in Australia said that, “Diet supplies the nutrients needed for the development of brain tissues in the first two years of life, and the aim of this study was to look at what impact diet would have on children’s IQs”

The research shows that if children eat a diet rich in legumes, vegetables, cheese and fruit between the ages of 6 and 24 months, they could have an IQ up to 2 points higher by the time they are 8 years old.

Western diets can have a tendency to be very unhealthy, high in fat, sugar and processed foods. It is so important to keep in mind that what we feed our children will have a long term impact on their health and studies like these highlight this.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120807095740.htm

 

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