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7 Nutritional Alternative Changes for ADD/ADHD Enhancement

1. Avoid:

a. Red dyes #40 & Yellow dyes #6 in foods
b. Nitrates & Nitrites (found in processed and lunch meat)
c. Aspartame and all artificial sweeteners
d. Cokes and soft drinks
e. Chocolate
f. Milk and cheese
g. Sugar
h. MSG (Monosodium glutamate) a food additive commonly found in prepackaged foods

2. Make sure to eat breakfast. It is most beneficial to eat protein such as meat, fish, eggs, nuts, or seeds.

3. Diet should include less than 12% carbohydrates. Pure carbohydrate meals will increase vulnerability to attention problems.

4. Include lots of low glycemic vegetables (green beans, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, cucumbers, etc)

5. Good fats are essential for brain health (omega 3, flax seed oil, fish, olives, avocados)

6. Drink your body weight in ounces of pure drinking water

7. Use aluminum free cookware.

Aluminum free choices: surgical grade stainless steel/ iron/ glass cookware, antiperspirants made of rock salt/ tea tree oil/ green tea/ sage or that say Al Free on the label, raw honey, natural rock/ Sea salt, Rumford baking powder.

Caution: cookware/ utensils/ cans made with Al, antiperspirants that contain Al Carbohydrate, anti-caking agent in table sugar and table salt, baking powder, emulsifier in processed cheese, bleaching agent used to whiten flour, Al foil, cigarette filters, antacids, some toothpaste, and cosmetics.

 

Kris Devillier, RND   /  Nature’s Link Wellness

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