ADHD Nutrition

ADHD Nutrition

Proper nutrition can help reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children. A healthy diet can improve mental alertness and attention by improving blood flow to the brain, by increasing nutrients in the blood and by stabilizing blood sugar

Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids improve brain function and facilitate neurotransmitter activity — a disorder is a likely cause of ADHD.

Iron
Iron deficiency is one of the most common shortfalls among American children, according Chemist and pharmacy. Iron is necessary for the production of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body, including the brain.

antioxidants
Antioxidants improve blood flow in the body — and to the brain. Prepare deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables or give your child a vitamin supplement.

Preservatives
A widely reported study out of the University of Southampton found that hyperactivity in children increased after they consumed drinks containing artificial colors and sodium benzoate. Read labels on all soft drinks and juice.

Blood Sugar Stability
Meals high in carbohydrates and low in protein can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes. This exacerbates the key symptoms of ADHD, including hyperactivity, inconsistency and inability to stay focused.

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