Although we know that foods do not cause ADHD, it does seem that some foods may worsen ADHD related behaviors and symptoms. "Excessive caffeine and excessive use of fast foods and other foods of poor nutritional value can cause kids to display behavior that might be confused with ADHD," said Frank Barnhill, MD, an expert and the author of "Mistaken for ADHD." View more
Some foods to avoid include:
Fish and other seafood with trace amounts of mercury
Artificial dyes and preservatives
Foods that cause allergies
Everyone reacts to foods differently. If you are uncertain about the foods that affect your child's or your own ADHD symptoms, keep a food journal. In your journal keep track of the foods that were consumed that day along with the behaviors you observed as a result...