One of the most important things that many people don’t realise about our brain is that it demands a huge proportion of daily energy in relation to its size.
The brain only accounts for 2 percent of our body weight, but it uses around 20 percent of daily calories and energy.
The brain therefore demands a constant supply of glucose mainly obtained from recently eaten healthy carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and grains. As the brain can only use glucose as a source of energy, your kids may suffer poor concentration if they don’t get these healthy carbohydrates.
Also, in order to optimise brain power and energy it has been suggested that kids should eat small frequent meals. By supplying your little ones with a snack, such as a banana, it allows their brain to work at its best
But be careful not to give your little ones too much sugary snacks. An oversupply of sugar from constant snacking on sugary foods can have a contrary effect, high glucose levels can slowly damage cells everywhere in the body, including those in the brain.
- 125g cooked Tilda Everyday Rice
- 230ml semi-skimmed milk
- 25g sultanas
- 25g dried apricots
- Fresh fruit
- 1tbsp honey
- Place all ingredients, except the fresh fruit, into a saucepan and bring to simmer.
- Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes while stirring.
- Put into bowls, drizzle the fresh fruit over the rice and serve.
- If you prefer the dish cold, put the fruity rice into bowls and refrigerate until the next morning.