Worried about ADHD?
A study conducted in The Netherlands and Belgium found that changes to childrens’ diets reduced the effects of ADHD in up to 65% of the children involved in the study. Naturopath, Angela Counsel, says her results, working with families, shows even better odds.
Diet and ADHD
What Foods Have The Worst Effect?
Artificially, brightly colored foods, like candy, contain a ton of dyes and chemicals. These are the types of foods that increase hyperactivity the most.
What To Look Out For On Food Labels?
Numbers. If a label is full of numbered dyes and ingredients you need a decoder to decipher, it’s probably a no-no.
The Good Stuff
Look for foods colored by nature. Bright, fresh fruits and veggies. Foods that don’t have labels or come in packages. Keep in mind that it can take time to transition children to a healthier eating plan and see results. “The earlier you start the easier it is.” It can take presenting a healthy food up to eleven times to get a child to eat it. Cooking a fresh healthy meal can be time challenging, but no need to make it elaborate. Keep it simple and make it a priority.
Stir fry or spaghetti, with loads of vegetables, are simple dishes that still pack in the nutrients.