A healthy eating plan to help children with ADHD.
Children are being diagnosed with learning disabilities more and more often these days. The reasons are often complex. One possible cause is their diet. First published in the 1970s by Dr. Benjamin Feingold, a pediatrician and allergist, The Feingold Diet, also known as the ADHD Diet, addresses these concerns by eliminating the foods with manmade additives.
Some parents have found that introducing a different diet, one rich in natural foods and avoiding the popular processed additives, can help alleviate their child's symptoms.
The Feingold Diet has documented scientific studies to support its stances
The website has plenty of success stories posted
Could help children with ADHD
It's difficult to completely avoid food additives
Carefully read all nutrition and ingredient labels
Does not provide any exercise guidance
It's primarily about what you don't eat with The Feingold Diet. The program eliminates the following additives:
- Artificial (synthetic) coloring
- Artificial (synthetic) flavoring
- Aspartame (Nutrasweet, an artificial sweetener)
- Artificial (synthetic) preservatives BHA, BHT, TBHQ
To help you navigate the cans and can'ts of eating with the Feingold Diet, the good doctor released The Feingold Cookbook for Hyperactive Children. Not only does it educate you on the foods to avoid, but also suggests meals and recipes that the entire family will enjoy.EXERCISE
There's no formal exercise program on the Feingold Diet website, however, it is addressed in articles.CONCLUSION
As with most diets that may very well be perfectly healthy, The Feingold Diet does have some detractors. But, if you can find the discipline to avoid food additives, and stick to foods in their more natural state, it seems like a difficult approach to argue with.Common Misspellings
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