Free Guide: What to Eat (and Avoid) for Improved ADHD Symptoms
Did you know that eating the wrong foods can actually shrink the decision-making parts of your brain? Use these ADHD nutrition tips to improve your focus, memory, and mood — naturally.
Eating high-protein, low-sugar, no-additive foods can actually help you manage ADHD symptoms, according to Dr. Daniel G. Amen. “When I convince my patients to eat brain-healthy foods, they notice better mood stability, stronger focus, and more stamina,” Amen says. “They also report less distractibility, less tiredness in the late morning and mid-afternoon, and fewer cravings for sugary substances.”
It’s not always easy to eat healthy, however — particularly for anyone who struggles with impulsivity and dopamine cravings. That’s why Dr. Amen and Tana Amen, R.N., teamed up to break down healthy eating habits into nine easy-to-follow rules, including:
1. Quality over quantity
2. Water, water, everywhere
3. Eat from the rainbow
…and six more!
Plus, the Amens include six ADHD-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, giving you and your family healthy (and delicious!) options for treating your ADHD without hiring a gourmet chef. Boost with your focus with Fat Head Fish Sticks or Ease Your Mind Asparagus Soup, and you’ll see how easy eating well can be!
Daniel Amen, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.