Worried your kids’ minds are going to mush from too much heat and sun – and maybe too much screen time? We thought the dog days of summer might be the perfect time to share some tips on brain-healthy eating – what your family can eat to nourish those noggins even when it’s hot and sticky outside, and there aren’t any tests on the horizon.
Some of our favorite brain-healthy
• Dark-skinned fruits and veggies. They’ve got antioxidants that are believed to prevent brain damage
. Some yummy summer options include spinach, broccoli, beets, corn, red bell peppers, prunes, blackberries, strawberries, oranges and cherries.
• Cold water fish containing beneficial omega-3 fatty acids – like halibut, mackerel, salmon, trout and tuna.
• Nuts like almonds, pecans and walnuts. They offer vitamin E, an antioxidant associated
with brain health.