I've spoken before about the importance of treating your body like a high performance sports car when it comes to the quality of fuel you put into it. A recent peer reviewed study (the link to the actual study is in the article) in Britain showed a correlation between diets high in processed foods and a lower IQ! The study compared the diets of 4,000 children and found that the average IQ of the children who ate junk foods was approximately 5% lower later in life than the average IQ of the children who had healthy diets. While the study isn't suggesting that high fructose corn syrup causes rampant stupidity, it does point to the importance of diet when it comes to development and learning. I would guess that a child on a healthy diet is able to better concentrate, focus, and retain information/knowledge that can be used later in life.
What changes did you notice when you started eating healthy?
A. EMOTM for 16 minutes:
odd - 3 front squats
even - 10 kb swings (70/53, USSR)
B. For time:
Push press (115/85)