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Foods That Boost Brain Power (Page 4)

Oats

Healthy Carbohydrates

Studies show that fueling the brain with breakfast is important for thinking, acting and learning. This is especially important for kids, since studies show that children who are undernourished perform poorly on cognitive tasks. Research shows that fueling your kids with slower-burning carbohydrates (also called low-glycemic-index foods) like oatmeal, instead of faster-burning, or high-glycemic-index, breakfast foods (like sugary cereals) helps them maintain their concentration and attention throughout the morning. Try to eat these healthy carbohydrates to fuel your brain.

1. Oats or oatmeal
2. Bran cereals
3. Whole-wheat bagels

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