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The Anti-ADHD Diet?

Eating lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains, nuts, and legumes may make it less likely that a child will be diagnosed with ADHD.

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  1. As a Dietitian who has ADD, I can tell you that eating Mediterranean has been incredibly helpful for me. The more I follow the real Mediterranean Diet (I discovered doing research on the Mediterranean island of Crete), the better my body feels and the better my mind feels as well. One of the things I have learned is that the real Mediterranean Diet is very high in fat, mostly in the form of extra virgin olive oil. The other major oils are from nuts and seeds with small amounts of meat, chicken and fish). We have spent a lot of time over the last 10 years collecting the true recipes of the Mediterranean, the ones that have been shown to decrease the risk of every major preventable disease. The thing that always amazes me about these foods is that they are so, so delicious! I was brought up on a very typical American diet and I can tell you that the true Mediterranean Diet is mouth watering, amazing food. Lots of olive oil and fresh herbs definitely create the basis for great taste! There are so many important things to know about the food (for example, the olive oil should have a peppery burn which makes it an anti-inflammatory on par with ibuprofen), but the main thing is to just try the recipes!
    Our friend, Koula Barydakis, a chef from Crete has shared hundreds of recipes from the island (Together, we wrote Foods of Crete: Traditional Recipes from the Healthiest People in the World”. You can also find many recipes from all over the Mediterranean on our site: Come to the Mediterranean Diet for the incredible flavors, stay for your health” Bill Bradley, R.D.

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