Children with ADHD Can Improve with Proper Nutrition
A balanced diet is recommended so that we get the right nutrients needed by our body to perform our daily task and feel better. Right nutrition is all the more needed by growing and developing children. Proper nutrients are taken from fruits, vegetable, whole grains and protein products. As a certified Los Angeles Nutrition Coach, I recommend that we should keep our intake low in saturated fat, cholesterol salt and added sugars. Proper nutrition is also needed by children who have symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD are better controlled when food and nutrient intake is proper.
A study was conducted for groups of school children who were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a six-week study conducted in order to observe the changes made by nutritional supplementation to the symptoms of ADHD. The children were divided into three groups introduced with different dietary supplements. The study utilized nutritional supplements including phytonutrients, natural, food-grade polysaccharides with flash freeze-dried, vine ripened fruits and vegetables. Glyconutrients were also introduced to the respondents which are basic sugars that are needed by the cell and for the body to function very well.
There were 17 subjects under study who were recruited from a local ADHD support group. The first group was composed of five children who were not taking any medication for the diagnosed disorder. The second group was given a medication but on a reduction program where they have to trim down the medication and supplement with nutritional products. And the last group was given the prescribed dosage of medication for the said disorder. Four observation times was made and symptoms of ADHD such as impulsivity, inattentiveness and hyperactivity were reduced. And these observations were reported by parents and teachers using assessment scales and tools.
In this study, children with ADHD should no longer rely solely on medications given for their disorder. But with the proper nutrition and intake of dietary supplements, symptoms can be significantly decreased and children being not too dependent on drugs. Children should be allowed to take the right kind of foods. There are dietary supplements such as essential fatty acids, amino acids, magnesium and B6 supplements in order for ADHD symptoms to be controllable. There are also foods with certain additives that should be avoided as these can worsen ADHD symptoms. Increasing dietary intake of necessary nutrients should be done in order to improve the health of the children diagnosed with ADHD.
Biography: Shawn Phillips is a well-known Holistic Personal Trainer in Los Angeles and Certified Nutrition Coach specializing in body sculpting, nutrition, lab testing, and exercise coaching. For a FREE consultation call him at (310) 720-8125.