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Managing ADHD: 15 Foods to Avoid

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ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a type of behavioral disorder primarily seen in children. This disorder is characterized by restlessness, inattentiveness, difficulty concentrating, high levels of unfocused energy and impulsive behavior. While a proper diet cannot cure ADHD, patients who follow particular nutritional guidelines can benefit from eating properly.

Many experts believe eating particular foods can trigger ADHD symptoms in patients, particularly children, so it’s important to avoid certain foods thought to spark a reaction.

If you or someone you love suffers from ADHD, try avoiding these 15 foods. Eliminating (or strongly reducing) these foods from your diet can help manage the symptoms of ADHD.

1. Ice Cream

Dairy products, such as ice cream, can trigger ADHD in Individuals who are hypersensitive to milk products. Someone who is sensitive to dairy products may feel tired both physically and mentally after consuming foods such as ice cream. For this reason, it’s best to avoid this cold treat – even though it may seem like a good idea at the time.

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