A complex breakfast can keep children mentally healthy

Parents, please note, just by adding a piece of an apple or a glass of hot milk to your children’s breakfast, you could protect them from depression, anxiety and disobedience, a new study has claimed. A team at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth has carried out a study of more than 800 students and found that a complex breakfast is directly linked to better mental health in children. According to lead researcher Therese O’Sullivan, this may be because mental functioning is actually affected by the absorption of a variety of nutrients. Cereal and milk in particular supply calcium, iron and B vitamins that assist neurotransmitters, chemicals needed to transfer information in the nervous systems. that are directly responsible for behaviour and mood. For their study, the researchers enlisted over 800 14-year-old girls and boys and analysed their breakfast intake over three days.