Children need plenty of good fats to keep their brains healthy and working optimally, as well as to support their central nervous systems. Foods that contain these good fats include oily fish, nuts, seeds and avocados. B vitamins are also important for a healthy nervous system. There is a strong link between gut and brain health so again it is important to focus on all the different systems of the body as a whole.
Oily fish (sardines, salmon, mackerel and herring), coconut milk, olive oil, avocado, good quality protein from nuts, red meat, cheese and eggs, beans (butter beans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, lentils, kidney beans). B vitamins are found in decent quantities in whole grains, oats and eggs.
Sugars and refined processed foods (cakes, biscuits, muffins, chocolate and sweets) as well as soy. Avoid all artificial preservatives, colourings and flavourings as they act as a trigger to mood dysfunction.
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