Monday, January 9, 2012

"Healthy Diet Best for ADHD Kids"

Pediatric Study: 'Healthy' Diet Best for ADHD Kids
By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today
Published: January 09, 2012
Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston and
Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner

Fast foods, sodas, and ice cream may be American kids' favorite menu items, but they're also probably the worst for those with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new literature review suggests.


Foods that feed the body and the brain take a little thought and some extra effort for the parents.  Offering your child a plate of only vegetables may result in some "hesitation."  We must find ways to involve kids in creating healthy food.  Encouraging creativity is a good all around activity with many mental, spiritual and health benefits. For those of us that are gluten intolerant, remember there are several good gluten free pizza crusts on the market these days.  In many cases gluten has been associated with ADHD in children. 
  • Bottom line is to take the time to read the labels and learn which foods lead to health.  
  • Participate with your family in eating well and creating a lifestyle of health.  
We at Health Coach Resource wish all of you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

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