Everyone knows how important foods like fruit, vegetables and nuts are for our children’s physical health, but you may be surprised to learn that they can also boost their mental health as well.

Whole foods like fruit and veggies give us the energy to get through the day both physically and mentally.

With that in mind, here are four foods that are great for boosting your child’s mood!

 

Bananas

 

Bananas

Bananas are rich in vitamin B6 which boosts your brainpower! They are also high in serotonin – also known as the happy chemical!

Eating bananas help calm your child’s mind and cope with stress. The best part about bananas is that they come in their own wrapper – no prep needed!

 

Avocado

 

Avocados 

Avocados contain vitamins that help keep kids’ brains healthy, fibre to leave them fuller for longer and are a great source of healthy fats.

And just like bananas, they too come in their own wrapper! Slice one in half, remove the seed and your kids can dig straight in.

 

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Macadamias

Macadamias are great energy food. Not only this, but they are a high source of niacin which keeps our kids’ moods upbeat!

The healthy fats in macadamias fuel their brains whilst the fibre will ensure they stay full.

 

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Apples

An apple away keeps the doctor away! Apples are high in vitamin C which helps to brighten our mood.

Apple slices with peanut butter are a brilliant snack idea for your kids that is incredibly healthy and tastes delicious.