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Water: Fuel Your Brain

Posted by Matthew Turton on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

By the time you are thirsty, cognitive function has already dropped 10%

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Topics: Brain food

Nutrition Matters: 3 Easy Steps to Boost Your Health (& Brain Power)

Posted by Matthew Turton on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

Challenge: Cut out the “bad” from your diet

Confession time: I hate vegetables. There, I said it. I can hear my mother cringing in the background. Hate might be a strong word so I’ll dial it back to strongly dislike (except for peas and corn which are not the best vegetables anyways) So, recently in my quest for improved health I started doing veggie/fruit smoothies in the morning before work. I’ll let our guest blogger Juliana Leamen BSc, MSc, NWS a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Specialist explain further, she’ll wow you with how good they are for you and why. I’ve increased my vegetable intake several hundred percent with minimal effort and my son begs to try it each day. When’s the last time your child begged for vegetables? Here's Juliana to save me from myself!

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Topics: parenting, Brain food

Wellness Challenge – Making meal time a family affair

Posted by Matthew Turton on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Good food should be a family affair

Today's guest blogger is Juliana Leamen BSc, MSc, NWS a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Specialist. What we eat plays a big part in how our brain works so Breakthroughs is excited to team up with Juliana to bring you some healthy brain food ideas. Today's topic also talks about making dinner a family event. Family dinners offer countless opportunities for social skill development, vocabulary, listening comprehension and more! Check Juliana’s website for more great ideas.

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Topics: parenting, Brain food

Back-to-School Brain Foods (that kids love too!)

Posted by Matthew Turton on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 08:24 AM

Moms have long known that what their kids eat can promote physical health, but their diet can also be the key to mental well-being. As back-to-school time approaches, incorporating these brain foods into daily meals is a delicious way to provide the nutrients necessary for learning, memory and other cognitive functions.   
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    Topics: parenting, back to school, Brain food

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