ADHD: Suggested Food Intake

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Research and study show that a child's diet and his healthy and balanced way of life affect the symptoms present in ADHD, especially the inattention and hyperactivity. There are different research and studies conducted regarding the influence of additives on a child's Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. One of the issues being studied about is the influence of additives on the child's disorder.

Additives include artificial coloring, preservatives and other chemicals and solutions present in processed foods, like instant noodles and canned goods, fruits and vegetables. It was also found out that artificial colorings and a preservative known as sodium benzoate can trigger and worsen the inattention and hyperactivity of the child. Hyperactivity test was given to children by means of giving them foods and drinks that have more additives content and the other children, to be given foods with less additives content. The results show that the more foods with higher additives content are being consumed; the level of hyperactivity also increases.

The food authorities greatly recommend that every individual including teenagers and adults, not only the children should maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This healthy lifestyle focuses on a diet with more in take of fruits and vegetables, grains, unsaturated fats and other foods rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.

Though there is no exact explanation on how do additives really affect the ADHD of the children, it has been concluded that the effects of additives on the children's condition vary on their ADHD case and on what range of age do they belong. As yet there is no consensus about how such additives might contribute to ADHD symptoms in children. Also, the influence of additives on the child's condition depends on how he metabolizes the chemicals depending on his physical activities as well.

A Meta analysis study shows that there are about five to six out of ten patients with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder that are having a healthy and balanced way of living accompanied with proper diet experience a relief and decrease in their symptoms. It has also been proven that children are more prone to foods with artificial additives because they find it attractive than adults.

With this, children are more endangered with the side effects that additives may cause them and that may trigger and worsen their ADHD symptoms.

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This article was published on 2012/03/09