Nutritional needs are determined by a few key factors. A George Washington University School of Medicine study found that hyperactive children who ate a meal high in protein did equally well, and sometimes better, in school than non-hyperactive kids. Since I don’t lift weights (actually, my neck strains when I carry heavy bags of food into the house), to reduce my risk for bone disease I need to make sure I get enough calcium.
Again, if you are able to get all your calcium from foods, great. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and eat five to six smaller meals periodically throughout the day. Couscous is, of course, a very good source for carbohydrates. Biscuits and cakes do contain energy but not vitamins and minerals and so deplete our nutrient stores.
Healthy eating should be simple. By old fashioned, I mean really old, as in the days when your mother told you to eat your vegetables, and made sure you ate two to three pieces of fruit a day. An Oxford University (England) study evaluated the effects of fatty acid supplementation in average intelligence children with significant reading and writing disabilities.
It is no surprise that boys are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at a much higher rate than girls. It isn’t only necessary to eat at scheduled mealtimes. Many symptoms such as tiredness, fatigue and irritability may be effectively addressed with proper nutritional considerations.
The smaller units of fats are called fatty acids. Fatty acids are used to make brain and nerve tissue in the body and are crucial for proper growth, mental function, the immune system and brain development. This is why cheating on your diet once in a while will keep you on track.