The concept of intelligence expanded significantly during the first decade of the twenty-first century, as the concept was no longer limited to the individual’s capabilities, academic abilities, and educational attainment. Rather, the concept is illustrated in a way that highlights new areas and aspects that were neglected in calculating intelligence and its measures, so that this abstract concept goes beyond its monistic classification to new classifications and manifestations of social, emotional, and cultural skills, and others.
There is no doubt that the role of a healthy diet filled with all essential nutrients is the key to a child’s physical and mental development. The period from birth to two years of age is considered the primary developmental stage of the human brain. However, certain areas of the brain are not fully developed during this stage and it continues through childhood and adolescence.
During the first year of growth and development, babies also develop eating patterns. During this time, infants switch from drinking breast milk and formula to eating solid foods and tend to acquire the taste for different foods and develop eating habits.
The essential nutrients needed to boost memory and concentration in children during growth and brain development in general include:
Carbohydrates contain sugars and provide instant energy. Not only does this give them a quick boost to their brain function, but it also keeps their brain active for a long time.
Proteins help build, repair and maintain muscle, immunity, and hemoglobin and also play a major role in building muscle mass and making them physically strong.
Omega- 3 fats such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are essential for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants and the maintenance of normal brain function in adolescents and adults. The brain deals quickly with DHA compared to other fatty acids, and it also helps with cognitive function and improves the ability to learn.
Help in the use of vitamins and other nutrients is essential for all metabolic functions in the body it includes vitamin D and B complex vitamins such as vitamin B 2 and B 9 and B 12.
Minerals such as iodine, zinc, choline, iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous are required in small amounts for brain development in children.