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.