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April 16, 2011
By Muireann Prendergast, Associate Editor and Featured
Columnist










Do you have problems with academic tests, communication,
reading and situations that require reasoning skills?
Everyone at some point has.  But while most of us have
come to believe that our ability to reason is more or less
fixed at birth, new research has found that we may be
wrong. It turns out that what we commonly think of as
"intelligence", as measured by IQ, actually can change
during our lives.  

How? Part of the answer can be found on the plate of food
you eat everyday. What exactly should we eat to improve
our IQ?   Are there foods or lifestyle changes that can
actually make you smarter? Is there anything you can do to
increase your IQ? Are there natural ways to improve your
intellect?



What is IQ?



IQ, as an acronym for Intelligence Quotient or a score taken
from one of several standardized intelligence tests,
originated with Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon, two early
20th century French psychologists.  As explained in  a 2002
study published by the University of Texas-Houston Medical
School and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, the
Binet-Simon scales test logic, spatial and analytical skills,
reading, vocabulary, general knowledge and abstract
reasoning. Tests can be verbal and/or visual.



Mensa, the largest and oldest society for people with high IQ
based in the UK, reports that it has over 100,000 members in
100 countries worldwide. Its members achieved scores in
the upper 2% of its approved intelligent test.



10 Tips To Raise Your IQ Naturally


If you are looking to improve your IQ and overall brain
health there are numerous natural ways to do so. We’ve
delved into our resources to find some suggestions.
Remember to consult your healthcare practitioner before
embarking on a course of self-medication.





























1.
Eat Healthily

An ongoing English study since 1991 carried out by The
University of Bristol found that children whose diets are high
in fats, sugars and processed foods have lower IQs than
their healthier eating counterparts. A healthy diet was
associated with a higher IQ at the age of 8.5, with every 1
point increase in dietary pattern linked to a 1.2 increase in
IQ. A healthy diet not only helps the development of brain
tissue but it also improves concentration.

2.
Eat Fish

Ocean fish is associated with high IQs in children according
to a 2008 study carried out by the University of North
Dakota. The study revealed that selenium is an important
component in ocean fish and that this promotes the healthy
development of enzymes called selenoenzymes which protect
the brain from oxidative damage. It also speeds up brain
activity and improves concentration.

3.
Quit Smoking

Smoking affects your IQ. A 2010 Israeli study undertaken at
Tel Hashomer Hospital’s Sheba Medical Center found a
possible link between smoking a reduced IQs in smokers.
The study found that 18-year-old men who smoke a pack or
more of cigarettes a day were likely to have an IQ score on
average 7.5 points lower than that of their non-smoking
counterparts. The exact link between smoking and reduced
cognitive capacity is unclear but neurochemical damage and
the impairment of blood vessels surrounding the brain are
suggested.

4.
Iodine

A 2008 Mexican study undertaken by Instituto Mexicano del
Seguro Social (IMSS) found that iodine deficiency in 303
children studied led to low IQ. Iodine is an essential
component in brain development.

5.
Reduce Intake of Fluoride

A 2010 Chinese study published by Jinan University
discovered that children exposed the high levels of fluoride
in drinking water are much more likely to have lower IQs
and even mental retardation that children who are not
exposed to high fluoride levels in water. Fluoride is
considered to be a harmful chemical for the body and
damaging to brain tissue.

6.
Rice-based Breakfast

A 2010 Japanese study performed by Tohoku University
found that rice based breakfasts lead to higher IQs in
children than bread based alternatives. The study suggested
that this is due to the lower blood sugar or glycemic index
(GI) caused by rice foods. Rice provokes less blood-glucose
fluctuation than are bread-based foods with a high GI. This
in turn leads to increased brain gray and white matter
volumes as well as cognitive function.

7.
Creatine

A 2003 Australian study completed at the University of
Sydney found that creatine, a compound present in meat
that in supplement form is used to enhance sports-fitness
performance, can also boost IQ. The study found that
creatine can speed up the brain’s processing capabilities and
as such can improve memory and overall intelligence.

8.
Music

A 1993 study by University of California found that music
can help cognitive function with a theory called “The Mozart
Effect.” Researchers played the first ten minutes of the
Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major to a group of
college students. The result, they found, was increased
stimulation to and temporary increase in the students'
spatial-temporal reasoning, for about ten minutes.

9.
Breastfeed

A 1998 New Zealand study carried out at Christchurch
School of Medicine, following 1000 women for 18 years,
found that breastfeeding is associated with small but
detectable increases in child cognitive ability and educational
achievement. The study suggested that not only nutritional
aspect of breastfeeding itself but the factors motivating the
women to breast rather than bottle feed their babies
contributed to this. Mothers were generally older, better
educated, from upper socioeconomic status families, in a two-
parent family, did not smoke during pregnancy, experienced
above average income and living standards. These factors
lead to promote the healthy growth of brain tissue as well as
improved concentration.

10.
Don’t Have Sex

A 2007 study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
found that female and male adolescents with an IQ score
either below 70 or above 110 are more likely to be virgins.
The study revealed that 39.8% of boys with an average IQ
score have had sex while 29.2% of boys with an IQ above
110 have had sex. The exact link between virginity and high
IQ is not clear.













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