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There is a direct relation between the food your children eat and their mood.  Some fruits for example are a good source of beneficial antioxidant known as quercetin (a powerful brain-boosting element) and natural sugar that can increase the adrenaline in the body.  Particularly the high fiber fruits such as bananas, raspberries, kiwis, apples or blueberries offer a healthy-sugar-rush of energy. Also, the greek yogurt helps to the better functioning of the nervous system and fights antibodies and provides calcium and proteins to the body.  Although many kids hate it, oatmeal is an excellent package of amins, magnesium, fiber and zinc that reduces anxiety, suppress symptoms of depression and boost energy. This powerful food may be added to muffins, bread, smoothies and cookies. Chickpeas are also excellent for stimulating the smallest of the house, the Vitamin B6, protein and fiber they have engage the brain to produce those happy-feeling chemicals. There are other good mood foods to make children happier as: broccoli, almonds, carrots, cucumbers, avocados, spinach, green beans, chia seeds and sweet potatos. They are things that can modify our mood, concentration and physical ability. All you have to learn is how to cook  and combine them to make funny and nutritious meals that your kids enjoy.

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