Our grandparents used to tell us that
“eat well then only your brain will
work well”. Yes! they were absolutely correct.
If your food is not sufficient, you may develop
deficiency of certain nutrients which may lead to
lack of concentration.
vitamin-C and Iron deficiency can lead to
lack of concentration. Iron and vitamin-C are
not only required for your child’s immunity, but they also
help to maintain your child’s brain functions.
Vitamin C act as a co-factor for certain important brain
enzymes reactions and Iron deficiency may lead to
alterations in brain energy metabolism. So, both are
important for your child’s brain.
Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin C are:
Beans don’t have vitamin-C in it, but when you sprout them
Vitamin-C is produced in it. One more important thing is that, you
need to take sprouts in raw form. If you cook or sauté it then vitamin-c
gets destroyed. So, for vitamin-C it is must that you take your sprouts in raw form.
- Raw mango
- Amla etc.
There are many fruits and veggies which contains vitamin-C
but, always go for seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Good natural vegetarian sources of Iron are:
- Mint leaves
- Curry leaves.
Another important nutrient for your brain is
omega-3 fatty acid
Omega-3 is a good fat which is building block of brain. So,
for optimal brain function, structure and health
you require optimum omega-3
Good vegetarian sources of omega-3 are:
- Chia seed
- Flax seeds
In addition to nutrition, regular exercise helps your
child to boost their brain function. It keeps your child in good
mood and thus, improve concentration. Make sure your
child exercise/ plays outdoor games for at least an hour a day.
That all for today
See you next Tuesday
With another Tuesday tip
Providing simple solutions for complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic Physician