Monday, 8 December 2008

Is There A Diet For ADHD ?

Lots of bad news about psychostimulant drugs for ADHD. Here is some good news! Duke University Medical Center have discovered that the popular ADHD drugs (Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta) do not represent any risk in getting cancer. But have you thought about the other side effects ?? See some scary facts about ADHD medication here .

The second piece of good news is that the National Resource Center on ADHD has now come out and stated that the vast majority of research findings show that additives in food do not cause ADHD or hyperactivity in children. At least this is valid for the USA as The British Food Agency came to the opposite conclusion. But, just to do your child a favour - Try this :-

1. Fish (or fish oil supplements), fruits, nuts, whole grains and green leafy vegetables. Yogurt is a better option than ice- cream or lollies. Smoothies made with healthy ingredients are a great standby. There are lots of recipe sites on the Internet if you are stuck for healthy food ideas for kids.

2. These are a no -no-:- Fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, MSG and any food or pop which has artificial colourings,additives and preservatives.

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1 comment:

Mark said...

Additives may not cause ADD/ADHD but I don't think a big dose of high fructose corn syrup, (for example), will help concentration or focus either.