(Caracas, August 17. News24) .- The quality and quantity of nutrients that children receive during the school stage are directly related to their performance, so it is important to include in your breakfast food to improve learning of your son.
The fact that your child arrives hungry to school decreases their performance, due to failures in the process of attention due to low sugar levels, but it is a situation that can be corrected through a nutritious breakfast, affirms the Children's Fund of the Nations United (UNICEF).
In this sense, the recommendation is that you add nutrients that help your mental development and that encourage their learning. To make it easier for you, we share the following shakes.
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1. Banana with coconut
Mix a glass of almond milk, a banana, 1/8 coconut, five almonds and a touch of sugar in your blender.
Banana contains potassium, essential for the correct neuronal activity, according to Rodrigo Valenzuela Báez, nutritionist at the University of Chile.
2. Blackberries and yogurt
Blend 250 grams of blackberries, 1 cup of low-fat natural yogurt, 1 of orange juice and ½ tablespoon of vanilla essence.
Blackberries contain polyphenols, which promote communication between neurons, improving the ability to absorb new information, says Tufts University.
3. Apples, pear and milk
You only need to mix ½ cup of milk along with a pear and an apple. If your child likes them, add nuts when serving.
The high content of quercetin in the apple, they defend brain cells from attacks of free radicals, which can eventually cause cognitive impairment, says Cornell University.
4. Oatmeal with strawberries
In the blender add 14 strawberries, 2/3 oatmeal, 2 cups of almond milk, 1 tsp. of vanilla essence, a pinch of sugar and cinnamon to taste.
Oatmeal contains vitamin B1, which improves the functioning of the nervous system, preventing problems such as lack of concentration, insomnia and anxiety, specifies the nutritionist Rodrigo Valenzuela Báez.
The Healthy Lunch Program in 15 days of Health180 also contains oats, foods such as almond milk and amaranth bars that will help your child's healthy growth.
5. Cranberries, chocolate and almonds
Mix ¾ cup of blueberries, five almonds, a bitter chocolate bar and two cups of soy milk. Do not add more sugar.
Cranberries improve the function of learning and delay the aging process of the brain. It can even help boost memory at an advanced age, says Robert Krikorian of the University of Cincinatti.
Breakfast is the most important meal for your child, consent to it every day with a different option and avoid learning problems, which affect one in 10 school-age children, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
With information from Salud180