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ADHD Diet tips in plain English please!

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flirty30 Fri 01-Jul-11 22:48:09

Hi my adorable son is finally going through the diagnosis for ADHD. Having researched symptoms he is absolutly text book. I am researching diet tips but find it so jargony. Please can anyone with experience tell me some foods that are good or absolute no no's! I am going to try him with omega 3 suppliments. In advance thank you for any help...

sneezecakesmum Fri 01-Jul-11 22:59:07

Absolutely no food colourants or preservatives. I think from memory 7Up is the only safe fizzy drink. !

A good range of vitamins and minerals. not sure what though, if any, are specifically important?

metimenow Fri 01-Jul-11 23:01:16

You need need to cut out fo E numbers you can look for these on the packaging. Cut down on sugar. The diet only works for some children with adhd.

flirty30 Fri 01-Jul-11 23:07:19

Thank you. I read something about certain fats but they were names that were totally unfamiliar and I have never seen labelled on any packets. Any ideas> Sorry and thanks!

borderslass Sat 02-Jul-11 04:56:27

Some kids are affected by additives some aren't DS is only affected by caffiene and chocolate whereas DD2 who only has mild ADHD was extremely hypersensitive to all additives MSG was the worst, ourselves and school noticed a massive difference on her return to school the summer we cut them all out. adders.org used to have a print out of the ones to avoid don't know if they still do.

coogar Sun 03-Jul-11 19:14:14

Give him omega 3,6, & 9 supplements ... EyeQ, Eskimo Kids etc all avail at Tesco/Sainsburys. No squash with sweeteners eg: Aspartame. No artificial colours, flavours or additives. All sounds a right nightmare to manage, but in a few weeks you become an expert at reading food labels and will be a dab hand. This website has a more in depth list of 'dangerous' foods for our kids with abbreviations used on food packaging. My son was diagnosed this year with ADHD. I find 'crap' foods really affect his behaviour etc www.ukfoodguide.net/bestavoided.htm

flirty30 Mon 04-Jul-11 20:50:08

Thank you all for your invaluable advice and tips!

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