IQ depends on nutrition in early childhood.
The diet of children aged 6 months to two years after forming their intelligence. This conclusion was made by Australian scientists from the University of Adelaide, who held a large-scale survey among 7,000 children.
It was found that those children whose parents are in the first two years of life are regularly treated to a “children’s junk food” – such as cookies, purchased carbonated soft drinks as well as chocolate and chips (yes, even those crumbs fed chips!) at the age of eight exhibited reduced IQ – compared with those who ate correctly.
That’s right – this is a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables every day (ie about 5 servings, according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization). Furthermore, poor test results showed IQ and those grown on the bottle-fed children whose parents were given mixture with a large amount of sugar.
The reason is not the harm of sugar and that an unbalanced diet does not allow the brain to get enough of the necessary material. Fast food is made up of so-called “empty calories”, where there is no place for minerals, flavonoids and other natural “ingredients” that are rich in natural and plant foods.
The fact that the home-made food with a balanced composition, in contrast to industrial products and fast food has beneficial effects on the intellectual level of children, scientists assumed before.
However, for the first time this view has received such an unequivocal acknowledgment.
Despite the fact that the eight-year backlog of “sweet tooth” on the IQ of their peers were not so significant (it is just a few paragraphs), scientists do not exclude that this gap will increase with age.