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When your kids return to school, they’re asked to sit still, stay focused, and learn. That’s tough without good nutritional support. So here are the foods that will help them succeed.

Blueberries

Blueberries are an easy sell for kids, and that’s great news because they are proven brain boosters. In fact, studies show that they boost concentration and memory for up to 5 hours after they’re consumed. That’s because they’re rich in antioxidants that stimulate the flow of oxygen and blood to the brain.

Fatty Fish

Fish like salmon and trout are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that help us remember more and perform better on cognitive tests. In fact, without enough omega-3s in our system, we are likely to have mood swings, depression, fatigue, and poor memory. If mackerel, herring, and sardines aren’t on your child’s go-to snack list, you can always opt for a high-quality supplement.

Green Tea

A mug of green tea sweetened with honey can help your child to become more alert and focused. That’s because its high theanine levels increase the brain’s alpha wave activity. This, in turn, boosts feelings of calmness while the caffeine in the tea is released slowly, preventing crashes. If your child can handle small amounts of caffeine, green tea is a significant asset.

Avocado

Many brain-boosting foods are defined by their ability to stimulate blood and oxygen flow to hard-working brain cells. Creamy, rich-tasting avocados—often a hit spread on toast—are no exception. This fruit is an excellent way to increase blow flood naturally, ensuring your child’s mind is getting the fuel it needs.

Leafy Greens

We know it’s hard to convince kids to eat leafy greens like spinach and kale—but that’s what smoothies are for, right? After all, the brain health benefits of leafy vegetables with a dark green colouring are undeniable. These veggies support memory, focus, and overall brain health with generous amounts of antioxidants, carotenoids, and B-vitamins.

Dark Chocolate

If your child can enjoy chocolate that’s at least 70% real cacao, this is a supremely tasty way to set them up for school success. Its small amount of caffeine enhances mental alertness, and its magnesium releases mood-boosting endorphins and serotonin. All of this helps young ones to stay engaged with their studies.