Poor diet can lower children’s IQ

A  new study called the Avon Longitudinal Study on the effect of food on IQ  claims that a diet high in processed (junk) food  given at an early age  can lower s child’s IQ.The brain develops rapidly between the ages of 0- 3 years and needs sufficient nutrients to grow.

The  Bristol study, carried  out on 1,400 children  is suggesting that  diets high in sugar,fat and processed food  can affect brain performance  in late childhood. However eating nutrious food packed with vitamins and minerals can boost mental performance  later on. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health