Health Guides: Living Well with Child ADHD

Can Healthy Eating Help with Child ADHD?Here's what some research says about food for ADHD, and eating habits that may improve -- or aggravate -- your child's ADHD symptoms.

Have you ever wondered whether certain foods might hinder your child's ADHD management? If so, you're not alone. Scientists have researched the effects of nutrition on ADHD for years. Despite a growing body of research, it's still not crystal clear what role food plays in childhood ADHD. Still, if you're wondering whether eliminating or adding certain foods might help with ADHD symptoms -- like hyperactivity, sleep disturbances, difficulty focusing, or irritability -- read on. Here are some eating habits that are being researched for their effects on ADHD, as well as some early study results.

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