Top 4 ADHD-Friendly Food Items

Best products to support children with ADHD

by SHFamily | Tue, May 16, 2017

by Siobhan Brown

Are your children struggling to focus? The old sayings "you are what you eat" and "an apple a day" that parents and practitioners have been preaching for decades are solidly rooted in fact. With this in mind, here are the best foods to eat and avoid when combating the effects of ADHD.

Your ADHD Pantry

Foods to eat:

1. Vitamin C-rich foods can help improve iron absorption which seems to be lacking in some ADHD patients. Look for organic meats, lean red meat, egg yolks, nuts and beans.

2. Omega-3 fatty acids found in cold-water, organically farmed salmon and halibut help support brain function.

3. Zinc in foods such as oysters, red meat, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and eggs helps fortify the body’s immune system and also assists in the breakdown of carbohydrates.

4. Calcium and Magnesium found in nuts, seeds, sardines and salmon with bones, and leafy green vegetables help with brain neurotransmitters and promote regular sleep.

Foods to avoid:

Processed meats, snack chips, sugary snacks, high fat fairy products and soft drinks.

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