Healthy Diets Can Boost Child IQ

A recent study out of the University of Adelaide, Australia has concluded that children who eat a healthy diet may have a higher IQ than those who are fed a diet high in junk food.

The study examined the eating habits of 7,000 children at six months, fifteen months, two years and eight years of age. It found that children who were breastfed at six months and then were regularly fed a healthy diet at 15 and 24 months consisting of foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and legumes had an IQ that was two points higher by age eight than children who were not eating as well.

While the differences in IQ levels is rather minimal, it is significant enough to suggest that feeding our children healthy foods and avoiding high fat, high sugar foods is important, particularly during the formative years.

Source: Science Daily (Aug. 7, 2012)

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