Diet & Nutrition
Although there isn't once specific diet that will boost your IQ score, it has been proven that a healthy diet will certainly aid anyone by maintaining the body and mind in optimal condition. Just like putting water in the gas tank of a Ferrari, bad foods impede proper physical and mental functioning. Your body needs balanced nutrition for maximum performance. Physical activity is also part of a healthy lifestyle. Adding to the example of the Ferrari, leaving a super-powerful sports car parked in the garage doesn't afford any opportunities for showing off all the wonderful capabilities the car possesses. A healthy body and a healthy mind complement one another and reciprocate benefits.
Books on Nutrition
No Whine With Dinner:
150 Healthy Kid-Tested Recipes from the Meal Makeover Moms
The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet:
Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas
Brain Foods for Kids: Over 100 Recipes to Boost Your Child's Intelligence
Smart Eating Smart Thinking: How I Boosted My Intelligence, Increased My IQ and Grew New Brain Cells By Changing My Food [Kindle Edition]
The New Optimum Nutrition Bible
Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well)
Juicing Joy: With Fruits, Berries And Melons (Juicing Joy: The Natural Way To Health, Healing and Happiness) [Kindle Edition]
The Brain Diet: The Connection Between Nutrition, Mental Health, and Intelligence
Kids Recipes:70 Of The Best Ever Big Book Of Recipes That All Kids Love....Revealed! (70 Of The Best Ever Recipes...Revealed!) [Kindle Edition]
What, No Meat?!: What to Do When Your Kid Becomes a Vegetarian
Brain-Building Nutrition: How Dietary Fats and Oils Affect Mental, Physical, and Emotional Intelligence
Websites on Nutrition
Connection between healthy eating and higher intelligence
The Paleo-Diet - whole foods, lean meat, raw fruits and veggies, just like ancient humans from the Paleolithic Age
Breakfast and Intelligence (a study with Iraqi children)
Poor Nutrition yields low IQ scores
Nutrition for Children and Teens
30 Ideas for School Lunches
Comparing school lunches and averages packed lunches
Combating picky eating habits
Many physical activities also promote mental strength. A few such exercises are given below, with links to resources included.
Learning to Climb Indoors
Indoor rock climbing can help to build strength, resilience, and willpower.
Aikido (A Kid's Guide to Martial Arts)
Aikido is a style of martial arts dedicated to preventing conflicts and ending fights. Aikido means the way to harmony with the spirit.
The Kids' Yoga Deck: 50 Poses and Games
Yoga is excellent for general fitness, promotes brain activity through crossing right and left lobes, and builds patience and flexibility.
Riding on the Autism Spectrum
Horseback riding can be especially good for kids with social difficulties.
4 Surprising Ways to Support a Child's Self-Regulation & Avoid Melt Down