Great Daytime Snacks for Children and Adults with ADHD


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Studies have shown that eating smaller and more frequent meals throughout the day can ease ADHD symptoms by keeping your blood sugar steady. This helps with attention, memory, and filtering distractions. Here are some quick snacks to help keep that afternoon slump at bay:

  1. Hard-boiled egg
  2. Nuts (Walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, and hazelnuts)
  3. Apples
  4. Whole-wheat crackers with peanut butter
  5. Non-fat yogurt

These foods contain the protein and complex carbohydrates that are suggested for ADHD. Reference: https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-diet-plan-for-kids-balanced-meals-better-behavior/

Best Exercise to Ease ADHD Symptoms

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Exercise is a key recommendation from any healthcare provider.  Not only is consistent exercise good for your overall health, it can also relieve symptoms of ADHD. If you have at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise, it can improve your mood, energy, brain clarity, and motivation.  Complex exercise is even better because it requires self-regulation and mindfulness.  Studies have shown that mindfulness techniques, can also help the ADHD mind become more present...

Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function

You may have heard it from teachers and counselors, "Your child has ADHD and weak Executive Function."  

Executive Function is a term used to explain brain processes needed to plan, prioritize, and organize. Executive Function helps us avoid procrastination, make good decisions by avoiding impulsive behaviors, and remain on task. Research has now linked childhood aggression to deficits in Executive Function.

"The study, published in open-access journal Frontiers in Behavioral...

Traumatic Brain Injury May Lead to Higher Risk of ADHD

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One study now suggests that "young children who are hospitalized with head injuries may be at higher than average risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on."

In fact, the study found up to about one in five kids with a TBI develops ADHD, roughly twice the diagnosis rate among typically developing school-age children.

“Children with a history of traumatic brain injury, even those with less severe injuries, have an increased risk for the development of...

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

We have all heard it many times - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  This is especially true for people with ADHD. “If you don’t eat properly, you can become distracted, impulsive, and restless,” says Ned Hallowell, M.D.  

 

Therefore, we should make certain we are serving up the right kind of breakfast! Simple starches and sugary cereals won’t fuel the brain and often cause a crash in energy by early afternoon. Since time and picky eaters are usually the show...

Build a Better Bedtime Routine For Your ADHD Child.

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ADHD has been linked to sleep problems in multiple studies. Many of the same brain functions that cause inattention can also negatively affect sleep. In addition, you may be battling hyperactivity, side effects from medication, and a constantly racing mind. Setting up a bedtime routine is important for every child, but especially for one with ADHD.

The following is a compilation of tips found on ADDitudemag.com to help you set up a better bedtime routine:

  1. Set a bedtime and stick to it...
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