The University of Adelaide researchers have been warning parents that they should start looking at their children's eating habit from now. Since, a recent study has shed light on the fact that junk foods have the power of impacting a child's IQ negatively.
The study had been conducted with an aim to look at the link between foods children eat and the impact of the same on their IQ levels. It has led the team to reach to the conclusion that children having healthier diets tend to have a greater intelligence quotient as compared to their counterparts.
More than 7,000 children of ages six months and 15 months as well as two years were enrolled by the team for the review, the dietary patterns of all of whom were then compared with each other. Researchers focused to look at different patterns such as home-prepared food, breastfeeding, junk foods and ready-prepared baby foods.
It was found that babies the healthy died including cheese, fruit, legumes and vegetables along with breastfeed at six months were having higher levels of intelligence by two points by the age of eight years. Smithers said, "Diet supplies the nutrients needed for the development of brain tissues in the first two years of life".