Can an Organic Diet Affect Intelligence in Children?

Organic food may be the key to good grades for young children everywhere, according to a new study. Researchers in Spain say they have found a connection between what’s in a child’s diet and how well they perform on tests which challenge their problem-solving skills and memory.

Specifically, a team from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health says consuming more organic foods results in more cognitive development among school-age children. Moreover, eating fast food, living in a crowded home, and exposure to tobacco smoke lowered scores which measure intelligence.

“Healthy diets, including organic diets, are richer than fast food diets in nutrients necessary for the brain, such as fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, which together may enhance cognitive function in childhood,” says lead author Jordi Júlvez, a researcher with the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute, in a media release.

Excerpted from Study Finds

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