ADD/ADHD diet

People with ADD (attention deficit disorder) have persistent difficulty concentrating and focusing their attention. People who experience additional challenges with hyperactivity and impulsiveness may have a variant called ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Up to 10% of US children and 4% of US adults suffer from ADD and ADHD.

Some people find that avoiding certain foods can help. Foods thought to aggravate symptoms like artificial dyes and colorants, preservatives and sweeteners, yellow produce, salicylate containing foods (red apples, almonds, cranberries, grapes, tomatoes, etc), high mercury fish, alcohol and foods high in sugar.

In general, most dietary strategies for ADD and ADHD recommend that people investigate which foods make them feel better. One of the best ways to do this is by elimination and re-introduction diets. You can use Selectivor to track how you feel while you eliminate certain foods for a short time and then re-introduce them. This may help you discover which foods help you feel your best.

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About This Diet

Foods that are restricted include:
Artificial dyes and colorants, preservatives and sweeteners and food with them
High mercury fish
Trans fats

Foods that are maybe OK in some instances include:
Alcoholic beverages and juices
Yellow produce
High salicylate foods like red apples, almonds, cranberries, grapes and tomatoes
Sugars

This setting does not exclude top food allergens (such as dairy, wheat, shellfish, fish, egg, peanut, soy and tree nuts).
Some sources recommend avoiding possible allergen-inducing foods .
You can add any specific allergy to your eating profile if you believe it applies to you.

Note: Consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

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