Attention Disorders

Nutrition for Special Groups 3(3+0)

Lesson 2 : Overview of Nutrition for Children With Special Needs

Attention Disorders

Food intolerances reportedly can cause a variety of behavioral problems including specific learning disability, perceptual-motor deficits, hyperactivity, coordination issues, impulsivity, emotional instability, short attention span, and abnormal electroencephalograms. It has been reported that foods high in salicylates (almonds, apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, cloves, cucumbers, gooseberries, grapes, mint, nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, etc.) should be avoided by some of the hyperactive

The effects of various sugars on attention-disorders remains controversial. Essentially, some believe white sugar (sucrose) negatively affects many with this problem.
On the other hand, an interesting study found that the consumption of essential monosaccharides seemed to improve the behavior of children with ADHD

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