• Santiago “Chago” Ortiz

Breakfast to boost your child’s academic performance?


Kids are back in school. And to make sure they get the most out of their academics, it is important to follow a healthy routine for them to maximize learning. Grand rounds - a methodology used by doctors to inform and help their patients stay healthy, Dr. David Agus spoke to “CBS This Morning” and gave the following tips:

-Don’t skip breakfast.

-Eat a healthy/hearty breakfast by eating proteins and fats, not just carbohydrates. Eggs, cheeses, nuts should be added to their usual bowl of whole grain cereals and fruits.

-Hydration: Have you kids drink water/coconut water. Recent studies show that staying hydrated helps your kids’s cognitive performance.

-Avoid caffeine (usually inside most soda pop, such as cola).

-Exercise

-Have “downtime,’ by reading a book, going to play, watch tv. It’s important for children to take time just to be a kids after school and/or in between homework time. -Before taking a test, advice your child to have a small piece of chocolate. There are studies that support having a small amount of caffeine before taking a test helps them concentrate more, hence doing better in tests.


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