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How can eating enough protein help with ADHD symptoms?

Protein is used to make the neurotransmitters necessary for healthy brain function. It is also digested slowly, which reduces food cravings and keeps blood sugar levels steady. This is positive for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because hunger or dips or spikes in blood sugar may make concentration difficult. People with ADHD should choose lean protein like low-fat dairy, beans, fish and skinless chicken breast.

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