Eating fish linked to higher IQ in kids

A lot of children probably aren’t too keen on eating fish -- unless it comes in stick form and is highly breaded.

But you may want to start sneaking some sardines into your kids’ grilled cheese or something, considering new research suggests eating fish may be linked to higher IQs in kids.

A study published in Scientific Reports looked at the eating habits of more than 500 kids ages 9 to 11 in China. Researchers found that those who ate fish at least once a week scored 4.8 points higher on IQ tests at age 12.

And if that link sounds fishy to you, well, there’s another upside, too. Kids with fish in their diets at least once weekly tended to sleep better too.

So whether it’s making it trendy and giving them a little salmon roll every now and then, or just sticking with good-old tuna, it might be worth it.

After all, we know fish LOVE school.

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