Help with Multiplication Skills with Superfoods for your Brain

In order to help your child, you need to be fit and healthy both mentally and physically. There are many super foods for the brain that can help you achieve this. Multiplication skills need you to have a good memory. Your kid/s also need a good memory.  It figures that if you eat well, then your kid/s  will eat well. You cannot control what kids eat at school, but you can control eating habits at home. Here are some super foods that will help you keep your brain and those multiplication skills in top shape!


Salmon and deep-water fish are an excellent choice, as is freshwater fish.  They all have high levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy brain function.

Blueberries are said to help with stress, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.   Research has also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills.  

Avocados, which have good ‘fatty fruit,’ are beneficial to healthy blood flow and decreased blood pressure, reducing the chances of developing hypertension, which can lead to a stroke.

Nuts and seeds are fantastic sources of vitamin E, an important vitamin needed by your brain to stave off declining cognitive functions. Drop in a few bags of nuts into your supermarket trolley! Cashews, walnuts, sunflower, peanuts and sesame seeds and almonds are all beneficial for a fit and healthy brain! Again this will help with your maths skills.

Whole-grain breads, brown rice, and oatmeal are a valuable asset to a healthy brain by reducing the risk for cardiac disease.  By maintaining a healthy heart and improved blood flow, the brain will perform at its optimum level because of the increased oxygen and nutrient delivered via the bloodstream.  Complex carbohydrates are also found to deliver the brain with a continuous flow of glucose that enhances your brain function. However, simple carbohydrates, such as those in junk food, give the brain a quick and very short sugar high. This makes you feel tired, hungry and irritable. When you are less irritable you are more likely to be able to help your child with homework and learning multiplication.

Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidant properties, contains several natural stimulants, which enhance focus and concentration, and encourages the production of endorphins, which helps improve mood. Again, moderation is the key.

Tea is a powerful antioxidant – freshly made tea as it promotes healthy blood flow. Be careful with black teas as they contain caffeine.


  1. My children are all grown up, but I know I could use more brain food as I get older. It certainly makes a difference on how I feel by eating more proper foods and less sweets.


  2. That is so true, Sandy, it seems that the body is very sensitive to sugar. When the body has too much it is in a state of stress and this can have an impact on how we deal with life and how our brain functions. I am trying to cut down on sugar. Yes, I think it is important for all age groups. Have a lovely day. Nina


  3. Thanks for sharing! I think brain food is important no matter what age we are. I'm trying hard to stick to just whole grains, like brown rice, drinking tea and having berries as a snack. It's hard though when you're surrounded by temptation like donuts and such!


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