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ADHD Diet for Adults

ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a person's ability to focus, control impulses, and manage their energy levels. People with ADHD may have difficulty paying attention, staying organized, and following through on tasks.

man with a lollypopdiet can help in the management of ADHD

ADHD can impact both children and adults, and it can have various degrees of severity. Treatment often involves a combination of behavioral therapies, education, and sometimes medication to help manage symptoms and improve daily functioning. Diet can also play a role in the treatment of ADHD.

There is no official diet for ADHD, but there is more and more research being done in this area, giving us vital information for the management of this increasingly common condition. What we do know is that various nutrients can help improve ADHD symptoms. Conversely, a lack of certain nutrients may worsen symptoms and affect your ability to manage them effectively.

Some of the key areas to change dietary intake include the following;

Foods to Include

Foods to Avoid 

Ways to increase dopamine levels:

Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that is involved in memory, attention, motivation and reward. The release of dopamine has a very positive effect and generates feelings of pleasure and the regulation of attention. People with ADHD have a defective gene that renders dopamine less effective and hence often not experiencing the usual effects. 


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