Below are some guidelines to assist in providing the correct foods for your child:
Adjust the types of fats your family eats (good fats are olive oil, fish oil, canola oil and flaxseed oil; reduce all others). These are high in Omega 3 which help to protect the synapse ends of neurons in the brain. Some studies have shown that children with ADD tend to have lower levels of magnesium and zinc - these levels must be assessed checked by your GP prior to giving supplements as too high doses may cause strain on kidneys etc. It is also important to avoid additives and highly processed foods. It will take some trial and error to determine which foods have negative effects. I have seen one child whose hyperactivity is worse when he has green ice lollies or suckers, but the other colours do not affect him as much.
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