Mind, mood and brain power

Wired differently: the superpowers that can change the world

“We need people who think outside the box, and who aren’t like everyone else,” says Greta Thunberg, a world-recognised 16-year old climate change activist. Greta is bold. She’s bright. She’s unafraid. And she’s unapologetic. She has Asperger’s, a condition on the autism spectrum. “It’s not a disease,” she says. “It’s...

Brilliance on a bike

How cycling bolsters children’s learning abilities. Winner of two world championships and three Tours de France, Greg LeMond is widely lauded as the greatest American cyclist of all time. He’s an entrepreneur, a trailblazer, an innovator, a survivor and a philanthropist. These labels that define the 57 year old cycling...

Brain-boosting breakfast recipes for super smart students

Power the brain with porridge Oats are a wonderful wholegrain, says Graeme. “A rich source of magnesium and potassium,  B-complex, vitamin E, some protein and plenty of soluble fibre, regular intake of wholegrain oats help to regulate blood sugar keeping kids calm and grounded.” This delicious recipe combines organic wholegrain oats with creamy...

Breakfast for champions: start your child’s day the right way

Breakfast is essential for the brain, researchers advise. Did you know around 30% of students in Hong Kong skip breakfast? Here’s some food for thought: in two internationally recognized tests, students who ate breakfast every day performed better academically than their counterparts who skipped breakfast. In fact, students who ate...

The most amazing antioxidant and detoxifier: sulphoraphane in broccoli seed extract

According to the National Academy of Science, broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain the largest amounts of glucosinolates and sulphoraphane, which are potent inducers of enzymes that protect against chemical carcinogens and involve in liver detoxification. In its raw form, broccoli has a substance called myrosinase inside it, which converts to...