Kids Brain Development Basket

Foods that make your child smarter!

Just like how your kid’s body develops quickly during childhood, their brain also does the same and it requires the right nourishment to capitalize on that growth. At Healthy Rootin, counsel and understand each kid through a routine consultation booked via our site and curate the most helpful brain-optimizing foods for your kids – so tasty and healthy that they can’t refuse!

So what are you waiting for? Book a slot with us and let us customize the best brain foods out there to keep your Einstein’s brain ticking.

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What is brain development in childhood?

A kid’s brain develops amazingly and rapidly right from birth producing more than a million neural connections each second. Your kid’s brain development is influenced by many factors including the child’s relationships, experiences, environment, and the food. The food they consume plays a very important role in keeping their brain healthy, functioning, and making them bloom into a happy, smart, and hale and hearty adult.

There are four stages of childhood development as identified by Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist known for his work on child development. Piaget’s theory called genetic epistemology placed great importance on a child’s development fo knowledge.

  1. Sensorimotor Stage: Birth through about 2 years. During this stage, children grasp the world through their senses and the manipulation of objects.
  2. Preoperational Stage: Ages 2 through 7. During this stage, children develop memory and imagination. They are also able to understand things symbolically and to understand the ideas of the past and future.
  3. Concrete Operational Stage: Ages 7 through 11. During this stage, children develop the awareness of external events, as well as feelings other than their own. They turn out to be less egocentric and begin to understand that not everyone shares their thoughts, beliefs, or feelings.
  4. Formal Operational Stage: Ages 11 and older. During this stage, children can use logic to solve problems, view the world around them, and plan for the future.

Healthy Foods for Boosting Your Kid’s Brain @ Home!

  1. Nuts
    Packed with protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals – nuts and seeds are helpful for a mood boost and to keep the nervous system in check. Peanuts and peanut butter are a potent antioxidant that protects nervous membranes and a good source of vitamin E. They are a must for your kids!
  2. Eggs
    Eggs are a superfood for brain development that provides proteins and nutrients helping kids to concentrate. The protein-carbohydrate combo diet is much better than the sugar-induced energy jump. “Boiled, poached, scrambled, or an omelet, eggs are a rich source of proteins. The egg yolk is a repository of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is also packed with choline, which helps memory development.
  3. Berries
    Get your child relish berries for a dose of nutrients called polyphenols. Dark chocolate chips are another option for polyphenols. These nutrients have proven to keep the mind sharp by facilitating the increase in blood flow to the brain. According to studies, there is evidence of improved memory with the extracts of blueberries and strawberries. Fancy adding berries to yogurt, hot or cold cereal, or dips?
  4. Fish
    Fish is a good source of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, which protect the brain from declining mental skills and memory loss. Salmon, tuna, and sardines are all rich sources of these. The more supply of omega-3s to the brain, the better it will be its functionality and better focus for the kids. You bet!
  5. Greens
    The benefits of green leafy vegetables are way too many. Full of folate and vitamins, spinach is linked to reducing the chances of getting dementia later in life. Greens are packed with antioxidants and nutrients that help new brain cells grow. How about adding spinach, omelets, or lasagna?
  6. Apples and Plums
    When children show inactiveness or feel lethargic, offer them the boost of vitamins and minerals provided by these fruits. Apples and plums are lunch box-friendly and contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may fight the decline in mental skills.
  7. Dairy Products
    Dairy foods are packed with protein and B-vitamins essential for the growth of brain tissue, neurotransmitters, and enzymes. Fat is important for your brain health and keeps the brain cells in good form for sending and receiving information.
  8. Whole Grains
    The brain requires a constant supply of glucose and whole grains provide that in multiples. They contain fiber that helps regulate the release of glucose into the body. In addition to this, whole grains also have B-vitamins for a healthy nervous system. Swerve to whole-grain bread now! How about low-fat popcorn for a fun snack?
  9. Oats
    Oats provide excellent energy for the brain that kids need first thing in the morning. They are very good for brain development. Loaded with fiber, oats keep a child’s brain energetic. They are also excellent sources of vitamin E, B-vitamins, zinc, and potassium that make the brain function.
  10. Beans
    Beans are good because they have protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber plus lots of vitamins and minerals. They are excellent brain food since they keep a child’s energy and thinking level at peak for a long time. Beans are also rich in omega-3 which is important for brain growth, and function.
  11. Amla
    Amla, a.k.a the Indian Gooseberry is known for numerous health benefits such as boosting immunity and improving eyesight. Also, Amla contains antioxidants that help in fighting off harmful free radicals in the brain.

How can Healthy Rootin help your child?

We have a customized Healthy Basket specially made for kids called Kids Brain Development Basket wherein we highly prioritize the likes and dislikes of individual kids. We are aware that not every child is fond of all ingredients that we put in the product basket. We have a solution for this! We are expertized in blending the ingredients such that the kids begin to develop a tendency to like it without their knowledge.

The items/ingredients that go into the basket are of very high quality, prepared, and customized with a lot of love and care. Kids are one of my weaknesses as they are pure at heart and therefore the feedback I receive from them is very frank. Therefore, with a lot of studying and the utmost dedication, we create the products for the basket. For instance, we use the best of the best ingredients like ‘bean to bar chocolates’ wherein we blend dark chocolate with other ingredients to cut off the bitterness of it.

We prepare healthy laddoos using seeds, nuts, dry fruits, grains, pulses, oats, millets, and other ingredients. Likewise, we make our brand of pure leaf teas which facilitates immunity development. We also source fresh frozen berries in bulk for preparing milkshake, dairy-free homemade ice creams, etc. Amla, Jeera, and Ginger Lehyam that are faded out ancestral recipes are made at home against orders. If you’re interested, we can share the menu!