Parents do all kinds of things to help their children get top marks in school.
But before you splash out on a tutor, consider this: new research shows a child’s diet can dramatically affect their IQ.
Children who eat fruit, vegetables, fish, and whole grains in their first three years of school do far better in tests than their peers with poor diets, the study found.
The findings, from the University of Eastern Finland, were independent of children’s socio-economic status, physical fitness, and body type.
It suggests healthy foods impact the brain in a way we do not fully appreciate, and could provide important evidence for public health policymakers globally.
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