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Having A Balanced Diet With ADHD

Introduction

While medication and therapy are important to treat symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it is also essential to engage in a proper diet with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This article will provide tips to balance your diet with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. They include increased protein in your diet, as well as increased mineral intake though zinc and magnesium.

Increased Protein In Your Diet

While it is essential to have carbohydrates and fat in your diet, it is also highly essential to have protein in your diet, especially with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. According to additude magazine, it is essential to have a sufficient amount of protein in your diet with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder because it prevents surges in blood sugar, which may contribute to hyperactivity. It has also been argued that an intake of protein in the diet increases alertness in individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Increased Mineral Intake Through Zinc

In addition to increasing your protein intake with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it is also essential to have an increased mineral intake with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. According to additude magazine, a study published in BMC Psychiatry indicated that children who were given 55mg of Zinc had decreased symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It has also been shown that Zinc is involved in the regulation of the nuerotransmitter Dopamine, which helps control individuals’ moods with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Increased Mineral Intake Through Magnesium

In addition to increasing your protein intake and having increased levels of zinc, it is also essential to have increased levels of magnesium. According to additude magazine, “Among the substances that are developed from magnesium are the myelin sheath that surrounds our brain cells and the neurotransmitters that produce attention and concentration.” With that said, an increased intake of zinc, in addition to magnesium is quite essential, especially with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Conclusion

To conclude this article, a well-balanced diet is essential for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. With that said, it is essential to have an increased protein intake. This leads to less surges in blood sugar and higher levels of attention. Also, increased zinc intake is also essential. An increased zinc intake helps control individuals’ moods with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Also, on a final note, an increased intake of the mineral called magnesium is also essential for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Take care of your body and fuel it with the proper nutrients.

Having A Balanced Diet With ADHD


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2016). Having A Balanced Diet With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/06/having-a-balanced-diet-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016
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