THE BEST DIET FOR ADD/ADHD

Are you eating properly? If you aren’t you could be sabotaging your child and teenager Attention Deficit treatments.Eating the best ADD/ADHD diet is crucial to managing ADHD.

What you eat determines how well your brain functions. Yet many children and teenagers with ADHD have horrid diets and eating habits.

We forget to eat. We skip meals. We forget to grocery shop. When hunger catches up with us, we end up eating whatever we can get our hands on. We binge on junk food in an unconscious effort to self-medicate.

All this plays havoc on the ADHD brain.

“If you don’t eat properly, you can become distracted, impulsive and restless. You can look like you have ADD even if you don’t!”

Some of Maryna´s clients even report that eating a more ADHD-friendly diet let’s them take less ADHD medication.

Let’s unwrap the mysteries of food and ADHD so you can eat a diet that supports your brain.

The Best ADD/ADHD Diet

Your goal is to give your brain a constant supply of protein and at the same time reduce artificial ingredients. You need:

  • Protein with every meal. Found in meat, eggs, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, nuts, soy and beans; some proteins are high in fat so keep your portions small. Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.), cheese and beef jerky are all easy protein-rich snacks.
  • Fruits and vegetables. Since ADHD adults avoid anything too challenging, select fruits and vegetables that are easy to prepare and eat. I find pre-washed and cut bags of lettuce and carrots are worth the extra expense!
  • Whole grains (complex carbohydrates). Think whole wheat flours, crackers, cereals and pastas and brown rice. The words ‘whole wheat’ must be on the package’s ingredients list for the product to truly be whole wheat.
  • A complete vitamin and mineral supplement. Even if you do manage to eat a good diet, numerous studies show our bodies and brains need more vitamins and minerals than we get from our food.
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Found in supplements, cold-water white fish such as tuna, salmon and sardines. Also, in flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, olive and canola oil.

Watch Out For These ADD/ADHD Diet Enemies

  • Foods with long ingredient names you can’t pronounce. Some studies show artificial colors, sugar substitutes and food additives can aggravate ADHD symptoms. The results are inconclusive, but why take a chance?
  • Sugar, corn syrup and candy. I’m not going to say NEVER have sugar, but with sugar hidden in many foods most people eat way too much so avoid it when you can. Especially watch out for high-fructose corn syrup; it’s sugar with a high punch.
  • Foods containing trans-fatty acids. Listed among the ingredients as “partially hydrogenated oils”, trans-fats are dietary bad-guys that play havoc with your cholesterol. Read the label. Some foods say, ‘0 grams of trans fats’ but still list it in the ingredients.
  • Watch your alcohol and caffeine intake. Some say to cut them out entirely. I’m a fan of moderation, though. I suggest you notice how your brain and body react. I’ve found too much caffeine makes me jumpy and too much wine makes my brain fuzzy for a couple of days.
  • Foods containing white flour. White breads, pastas, and grains (white rice). ADHD can make you crave breads and other carbohydrates; it’s a form of self-medication. There are better ADHD treatments than diving headfirst into a bread basket!

Do you want your brain to work well? Then it’s up to you to give it the fuel it needs to operate at top performance. That means you need to eat healthy foods – an ADHD-friendly diet that supports your brain.

About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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