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What NOT to feed a child with ADHD

//What NOT to feed a child with ADHD

What NOT to feed a child with ADHD

September 24, 2018
2020-06-05T15:30:58+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Children|0 Comments

Try and minimise your child’s consumption of these foods if he or she has ADHD.

Refined sugar or artificial sugar- Refined sugar creates hyperactivity in the child. Use better alternatives like honey for hot beverages.

Processed food – Food colour and preservatives used in processed foods can cause allergies that may lead to hypertensive behaviour in some children.

Nitrites – Processed and cured meat that is available in the market in the form of sausages, salami and ham contain a lot of nitrites. These are added to preserve food and they have a detrimental effect on brain cells.

Caffeine – This is a double-edged sword. Stimulants such as coffee, tea and chocolate can help one to focus if taken in the right amounts, and yet they can also make a child jittery, irritable or anxious if taken in excess. No one recommends giving children caffeine.  They are generally more prone to these side effects.

Aerated drinks – These drinks are loaded with high amounts of sugar and Carbon dioxide that are harmful to your child’s cognition health.

Artificial dyes and preservatives – Studies indicate that flavours, artificial food colourings, preservatives such as sodium benzoate found in soft drinks make children with ADHD super-hyperactive. 

Also –  Kids who spend a lot of time on gadgets like tablets, cell phones or laptops lower their capacity to concentrate. Reduce their screen time and involve them in constructive activities.

Practise a healthy lifestyle with a good amount of sleep, eat right, stay physically active and stress free. This will work the best for the child.

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