Proper nutrition early in childhood may lead to higher IQ

Research that was recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests that children who get proper nutrition at a young age are more likely to have higher IQ scores later in childhood.

Scientists looked at the health data of about 14,000 children and found that kids who ate a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains around the age of 3 scored higher on IQ tests at age 8 than those who consumed processed and sugary foods early in life.

The study also showed that eating patterns between the ages of 4 and 7 had no impact on IQ scores at age 8.5.

“This suggests that any cognitive/behavioural effects relating to eating habits in early childhood may well persist into later childhood, despite any subsequent changes (including improvements) to dietary intake,” said the study’s authors.

Results from the study may suggest that starting a child on the path to proper nutrition as early as possible can have significant benefits later in life. Nutritional supplements from Dr. Newton’s Naturals may help in this effort.

Supplements such as EZ MELTS Children’s Multivitamins contain at least 100 percent recommended daily value of each essential vitamin for kids, including powerful antioxidants, in a easy-melting tablet.

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