The ADHD Food Fix: Fight Symptoms with Diet and Nutrition

Studies show that a high-protein, low-sugar, no-additive diet combined with ADHD-friendly supplements like fish oil and zinc can drastically improve ADHD symptoms in children and adults — with no side effects. Here, an ADD specialist tells you how to get started.

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An empty plate to represent ADHD diet and nutrition

Diet and nutrition can make a significant difference in the lives of children and adults who have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

I have used nutritional interventions for hundreds of patients with ADHD during the past 24 years. In many cases, dietary changes have not only improved the symptoms of hyperactivity, concentration, and impulsivity, but also have calmed oppositional behavior.

Many adults and parents of ADHD children are eager to try foods and supplements to help manage symptoms, but they often don’t know where to start. Below are several dietary changes — food to add to your or your child’s diet, things to eliminate — that, I have found, deliver the most symptom relief.

Next: Stop Blood Sugar Spikes
Go for the Fish Oil
Maintain Iron Levels
Check Zinc and Magnesium Levels
Cut Back on Chemicals
Watch for Food Sensitivities
Try Helpful Herbs

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