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Free Guide to ADHD Brain Food: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Learn which healthy eating habits and brain foods — such as lean meats, legumes, fruits, and vegetables — support ADHD brain health.

Adults with ADHD have long reported a connection between the foods they eat and the symptoms they experience. Now, science is beginning to confirm that diet and nutrition impact cognition, attention, sleep, and mood.

Research shows that protein promotes alertness in the brain. Carbohydrates do the opposite. And artificial colors and flavors are even worse. Additional studies show that people who eat “clean” or “whole” diets high in vegetables, fruits, unprocessed grains, and lean meats are more likely to experience better emotional and brain health and are 25% to 35% less likely to experience mood disorders. 1

In essence, the better you want your brain to perform, the more brain food, such as unprocessed foods, proteins, vegetables, and fruits) you should eat.

In this download, you will learn the following:

  • How nutrition affects the ADHD brain.
  • What are the best foods for optimal brain health?
  • Foods people with ADHD should avoid.
  • And more!

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.


1 Selhub, E., Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food. Harvard Health Blog. Harvard Health Publications, 17 Nov. 2015.