Foods That Give You Brain Power

August 18, 2011 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 8:12 PM EDT

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August 18, 2011 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 8:12 PM EDT


(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) Looking to give your child an extra edge in the classroom this year? Check their dinner plate.

Many foods contain vitamins and minerals that have been linked to improved academic performance.

Nutritionists say folic acid is one of them. You can get that in broccoli, spinach, and beans.

Iron has also been linked to improved academic performance. You can find that in eggs and leafy green vegetables, as well as red
meat.

Experts say another way to give your brain a boost is to a little more zinc into your diet.

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