5 key ingredients that enhance brain development

We all know the huge role nutrition plays in our kid’s development. There are five key ingredients that can help enhance your child’s brain development.

First on the list, we have choline which is a chemical compound similar to B complex (we’ll get to that one later on), which can help stimulate both your child’s brain and visual function while simultaneously improve his or her memory.

Second, we have the now famous probiotics and prebiotics. We’ve all heard about them at some point and know that these substances are key players in the absorption of nutrients and therefore provide a healthy intestinal flora and digestion.

B complex is made up of a combination of vitamins that support the formation of brain connections and therefore have the potential to improve your child’s memory, provide him or her with enough energy for day to day tasks and ensure proper functioning of the nervous and visual system.   

Next, we have the phospholipids which are components of the brain’s cellular membrane that ultimately help in intellectual performance.

Finally, we have DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid which happens to be very important when considering proper brain development. It can help improve your child’s cognitive development, retina and visual acuity and coordination along with proper motor function.

We should not overlook the importance of optimal nutrition, as it is the source from which your child receives the energy necessary for ideal growth and development. Remember that exclusive breastfeeding is recommended during the first 6 months of your child’s life, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond. If you want to incorporate a growth formula, such as Nestlé ® Excella Gold that has all the nutrients described above, talk to your pediatrician to see which will be best for your little one.

Sources:

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782876/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3316137/
  • http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/minerals.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-k-dtop-en-search-clk#
  • http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/vitamin.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-k-dtop-en-search-clk#
  • http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrition-vitamins-11/probiotics

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