|What is an ADHD diet?|
An ADHD diet can help the brain work better and reduce the symptoms, such as restlessness or lack of focus. A diet may include the foods you eat and any nutritional supplements you may take. There are some of ADHD diets described in the following ways:
- Overall nutrition for ADHD
- This is includes the food you eat daily. The assumption is that some foods you eat may make ADHD symptoms better or worse. You may also be lacking some foods that could help make symptoms better.
- Supplementation diets for ADHD
- This is includes adding vitamins, minerals or other nutrients to make up for deficiencies in your diet that may contribute to ADHD symptoms. The assumption is that nutritional component that your body needs is lacking from your diet.
- Elimination diets for ADHD
- This is involves removing foods or ingredients that are suspected of contributing to ADHD symptoms. The assumption is that you are eating something unhealthy that triggers certain behaviors or makes them worse.
|Overall Nutrition and ADHD|
Scientific research on ADHD diets is limited and results are mixed. There are a few of recommends for ADHD diet suggestions:
- Eat a high protein diet – including beans, cheese eggs, meat and nuts. Add protein foods in the morning and for after school, snacks in order to improve concentration and possibly increase the time ADHD medications work.
- Eat fewer simple carbohydrates – for examples candy, corn syrup, honey, sugar, products made from white flour, white rice, and potatoes without the skins.
- Eat more complex carbohydrates – for examples vegetables and some fruits (including oranges, tangerines, pears, grapefruit, apples and kiwi). Eating complex carbohydrates at night may aid sleep.
- Eat more omega 3 fatty acids – for examples those found in tuna, salmon, other cold water white fish, walnuts, Brazil nuts and olive and canola oil. Omega 3 fatty acids are also available in supplement form.
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