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Is Your Child Suffering From ADHD? Food IS Your Medicine :)

Is your child suffering from ADHD? Food IS Your Medicine :)

ADHD is a child who is hyperactive,

not paying attention, constantly

moving from one place to another, find

difficult to complete the tasks in school,

talk unnecessarily, become aggressive,

forgets his daily activity, etc.

The causes for ADHD can be:

  • Anxiety
  • Lack of confidence
  • Brain injury
  • Food allergy
  • Lack of proper nutrition or
  • Lack of sleep.

 Today we will discuss about the nutrition which help in ADHD-

1) Give healthy energy food

Aggression, nervousness, agitation and

anxiety are typical of your child’s ADHD symptoms. The

same are also the symptoms of low blood sugar level. So,

give your child food that slowly releases the

energy & also give your child satiety feeling (that is

delayed hunger). You must have seen your child

become more aggressive when hungry. Hence, it is

necessary to nourish your child properly to avoid

aggravation of ADHD symptoms.


Natural vegetarian source of healthy energy food is:

  • Date
  • Fig
  • Raisin &
  • Pulses


Dates, fig & raisin are easy to carry even if

you are going out or if you are travelling, you

can easily  give these food to your child.

2) Magnesium

Magnesium is the mineral required in very small amount, but

plays major role in calming down the symptoms of ADHD.

Natural vegetarian sources of magnesium are:

  • Almond
  • Green peas &
  • Green leafy vegetables.

3) Omega 3 Fatty Acid-

Omega 3 is a good fat which help your child’s

brain cells to function better. And thus, help in

reducing the aggressiveness and hyperactivity

of your child.

Natural vegetarian sources of omega 3 fatty acid are :

  • Walnut
  • Chia seed &
  • Flax seeds.

You should avoid refined carbohydrates like chocolates &

cold drinks for your ADHD child, as they increase the sugar level

fast & also reduces sugar level equally fast!


That’s all for today

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.

Till then,

Take care.

Providing simple solutions for complexities of life-

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician

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