Do Daily Consumables Play with my Child’s Brain?

Parents’ Corner Children's Health
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Dr. Sreevidya M View Bio
14 June 2021

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Dr. Sreevidya M

Designation :BAMS Physician

A physician in general medicine with more than 5 years of clinical experience to her credit.

The brain is one of the most vital organs in the human body, as well as the most complicated. Up
until the age of four years, the brain of a child begins to develop at a higher rate, thus it is critical to
ensure that nothing interferes with this process. Apart from a major physical accident or a serious
illness, children's brain power might be harmed by everyday activities or objects. Things that can
harm a child's brain power are discussed below:

1. Sleep deprivation

Every human person, whether a child or an adult, requires adequate sleep. In recent years, children
have been more involved in a variety of activities, resulting in less sleep for them. When a child
does not get enough sleep for an extended period of time, many areas of the brain, even when the
child is awake, enter the slow wave phase. As a result, the child is unable to focus on daily activities,
and his or her motor abilities have deteriorated significantly.

2. Forgetting to Eat Breakfast
Many children, especially those in their preteens and teenagers, have the tendency of skipping
breakfast. When a child skips breakfast, it has an impact on his or her performance throughout the
day. Because skipping breakfast lowers blood sugar levels, it obstructs the availability of other
nutrients to the brain.

3. Excess Sugar Consumption

Excess sugar consumption is harmful to the brain. When a youngster
develops the habit of eating a lot of sugary foods, it causes problems in the long run because too
much sugar interferes with the body's ability to absorb protein and other necessary nutrients. As a
result, the brain will not receive the nutrition it needs to function properly.

4. Water deficiency in the body
Lack of water in the body can cause brain damage, whether it is due to illness or because the
youngster is not in the habit of ingesting the recommended quantity of fluid every day. When there
is a lack of water in the body, it has a significant impact on the brain's efficiency, and the brain's
ability to memorise diverse information is much reduced.

5. Avoiding Exposure to the Sun

When contrast to children who choose to stay indoors, those who have the practice of going outside
in the sun will instantly stay fit and healthy. When a child does not receive enough sunlight, his or
her cognitive abilities suffer. Because sunshine is necessary for the delivery of nutrients and oxygen
to various regions of the body, a lack of sunlight implies that the brain will not receive the nutrition
it requires and will be damaged in the long term.

6. Anxiety

Adults may not feel the stress that children do, but children can face stressful situations, which can
influence how their brain functions. Even for children, life has become extremely fast-paced, and
they must manage numerous activities in a single day. Certain scenarios at school, on the

playground, or in other places might raise a child's stress level, causing damage to their brain's
appropriate functioning. Parents are the finest caregivers for their children, which is why they must keep a close eye on their children's everyday activities, such as the food they eat and the activities they engage in at school and at play.Parents must include healthy foods in their children's diets and ensure that their children play and exercise on a regular basis. All of these precautions taken by parents will ensure that their children's brains develop normally.

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