Top 11 Super Foods for Happy Kids and You

Top 11 Super Foods for Happy Kids and You

I was reading about the importance of balanced meals made with fresh foods for happy and healthy children( it applies to adults too!). We need to lessen/eliminate artificial /sweet/ packaged food, it’s not suprising to see how a child can become a demon just from something like red food coloring in a food.

A Special Report on the beneficial ingredients of 11 super foods which have an effect on neurotransmitters and brain function. The number one place for great mental function should start is the food you eat. Overly processed food full of refined sugars and carbohydrates can prohibit focusing and concentration. Neurotransmitters are responsible for communication in the brain. If you are eating foods high in sugar and carbohydrates, vital cells are being damaged and killed off. Your memory, your focus and your concentration are all going to suffer.By replacing the sugary foods that you eat with these substances, you are feeding the brain cells that you have and are keeping them healthy with the proper nutrients. Healthy cells equal a clear thinking mind, ability to focus and concentrate better than you ever have before.

Hemp Seeds & Oil

Hemp seeds and hemp oil are a super food produced by nature. The benefits are so great that during times of famine, whole populations have survived on them. They provide a superb balance of omega 3 and omega 6 oils that are essential for healthy brain cells. Hemp seeds and oil are full of protein since they provide a full amino acid spectrum. Not only is it good for the brain, but it is also excellent for the skin. It works on the cellular level, meaning that it is highly absorbed by the skin enabling it to work quickly.


Avocado has made a big comeback in recent years as a tasty way to benefit the body and with good reason. Avocado includes several nutrients such as; potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, folic acid, dietary fibers and sodium. Avocados are also rich in omega oils, which, as mentioned, are vital for optimal brain health. This super food can also regulate blood pressure, which is essential in preventing heart attacks and strokes.


It has been said for decades, if not longer than bananas are healthy foods. The natural sugar in bananas replaces the refined sugar found in snacks that pack on pounds and tear our cells apart. Bananas also contain the vital mineral potassium, which leads to proper cell and neurotransmitter health.

Goji Berries

If you do not recognize the term goji berry, you might recognize its other name; wolfberry. Goji berry is the commercial term that this healthy berry is sold as. Goji berry is the name which is used for two very closely related species of fruit; Lycium barb arum and L. chinense. The species comes from southeast Europe and Asia.


You have heard the phrase that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but why is this phrase said so often? Apples contain nutrients and minerals which are vital to proper health and brain function. Apples contain water as well, which keep the body and cells hydrated. This fruit, which has been recommended in the medical field for years, can cure a sweet tooth with natural sugar rather than unrefined processed sugar.


Tahini, which is also known as sesame paste is made from ground sesame seeds. Tahini is a popular food item in Middle Eastern and East Asian cuisine. The paste is probably best known for a key ingredient in hummus bi tahini, but it is also used widely in Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes as well.

Agave Nectar

Agave nectar is commercially produced as a sweetener. It comes from the agave plant and blue gave and tequila agave are used the most to produce the nectar. In order to produce the nectar, it is taken from the core of the agave called the pina. Agave nectar is used in place of sugar. .

Almond Milk

There are two options as far as purchasing almond milk goes. You can either buy it in a store (usually found in the organic section) or you can make your own. The nutrients you receive from almond milk depend completely on the amount of almonds used to make the milk. Store-bought brands can sometimes contain artificial sweeteners or additives, so make sure you read the label before you buy. Almond milk is quite easy to make. All you need to do is grind a quarter cup of almonds in a food processor and then add one cup of water and continue blending until mixed well. If you want a smooth consistency, you can always use a sieve to get the bits of almond out that did not puree.

Coconut Oil

Another great source of omega 3 oils is coconut oil. Coconut oil is extracted from the coconut. As we have learned, omega 3s are vital for optimal brain and cell functioning, but it doesn’t stop there with coconut oil.

Free Range, Grain-Fed Eggs

Over the past few years, the medical profession has left consumers highly confused on whether or not eggs are healthy for the body. One year they are healthy, but the next year you are told to stay away from them. It is no wonder that when we are in the mood for eggs, most second guess whether or not we should actually eat them.

All Natural Mineral Salt

Looking for a good replacement for the table salt that you are accustomed to? All natural mineral salt is an excellent solution containing minerals and benefits that go above and beyond normal table salt. What is the difference between natural mineral salt and regular table salt? Mineral salt is found deep beneath the ground in natural salt deposits. Table salt however actually starts out as saline solution, which is then heated to over 400 degrees and then other chemicals are added to the product.

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