Food For Thought…Literally

Posted October 19th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

We’ve all heard the buzz about what are considered to be the top “super foods.” These are the foods that offer the greatest health benefits and needless to say, none of them are found at McDonalds. It certainly isn’t news that our kids need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but what may be news to you is that there are certain foods that can actually benefit our childrens’ developing brains.

On my trying-to-be-a-good-parent days I try to offer my kids some sort of healthy snack after school or I try and avoid resorting to chicken nuggets for dinner. So, while I’m at it, I figure I might as well go with the foods that doctors and scientists  may will actually aid my children as they tackle their schoolwork.  For instance, did you know that egg yolks are packed with something called choline which aids in memory development?  I often try and substitute egg whites for yolks in an effort to reduce fat and cholesterol but here is a case where the benefits may well be worth the few extra grams of cholesterol.

Take a look at this round-up from WebMD and get some great meal and snack ideas that may actually help your child get the most of out of his school day.

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Posted in Children's Health, Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Uncategorized

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