Healthier foods can improve child ADHD symptoms, study shows


There’s no specific diet that can completely get rid of hyperactivity and symptoms associated with child Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but adding healthier foods to children’s daily intake may help reduce their symptoms.

In an article from the Journal of Pediatrics researchers evaluate the efficacy of certain foods for treating symptoms when medications were proven “unsatisfactory or unacceptable.” It turns out that a diet high in fiber, folate, and Omega-3 fatty acids is the latest and one of the most effective treatments in improving symptoms. Other researcher feel differently about the form of therapy stating that supplements of Omega-3 fatty acids (foods that include fish, canola oil, vegetable, and est.) are unproven and don’t help as much as stimulant drugs do according to USA Today. Several findings indicate that children diagnosed with ADHD have a high deficiency of Omega-3 fatty acids, which is why taking supplements, such as fish oils is recommended.

Foods that should be avoided are sugary and fatty foods, fast foods, and processed foods-a part of the “Western-Style Diet.” The review covered another form of dieting that includes the elimination of artificial foods, dyes, and preservatives. Preservatives are harsh on children’s developing brains and some dyes could have a long-term impact on the neurodevelopment of the child reported Medicinenet.com. But in practice, it’s too time-consuming to keep track of dyes and preservatives.

Given the information in the study, the most effective approach of therapy is becoming mindful of the child’s food sensitivities and to avoid items shown to predispose to ADHD. Educating yourself on these diets helps tremendously when raising a child with ADHD.

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3 thoughts on “Healthier foods can improve child ADHD symptoms, study shows

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