University of Adelaide latest research on children IQ and their diet revealed that a healthier diet for a child results in a better IQ of a child when they grow up. A definite relationship with diet and IQ of a child was determined by conducting a research on more than 7000 children. Amongst them were children who were eight years old, between 1 and two years, and children who were below age six. Dr Lisa Smithers studied their eating habits with reference to their age and IQ level.
She found out that the healthier diet results in a better IQ, whereas a child taking more junk foods than the healthier ones is comparatively not sharp and bright when they grow up.
Children taking fruits, vegetables between their first and second years, and breastfed during first six months are found to have and IQ level few points up as compared to other children of their age when they grow up to be age eight.
The children having lesser IQ were found to be consuming junk foods like biscuits, chocolates, sweets and other similar comparatively unhealthy food than fruits, vegetables and milk.
The initial years after a child’s birth are very important as far as his physical and brain health is concerned. This is the age, when his nervous system evolves, and a healthy diet that consists specially of milk definitely helps in boosting his brain health resulting in an improved IQ.
The study establishes this fact that the most important years of growth for a child is when he is between 6 and 24 months. This lifelong impact on mental health of a child is really a matter of concern for parents, and they are therefore required to plan proper diet plans for their child that will enable him to be more active and sharp during his or her academic years that are of very vital importance.