Reply To: Does eliminating sugar help?

Allison Russo

This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Research has not proven a link between sugar and behavior.

However, a healthy lifestyle is always beneficial, so I definitely agree that reducing sugar intake is ideal.

What is most important in a diet for individuals with ADHD is a good amount of protein, and maintaining a fairly level blood sugar (complex carbs paired with protein). This prevents spikes in energy and crashes:

ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism