The Influence of Diet on ADHD
Emerging evidence reveals that aspects of diet can indeed affect ADHD. For example, research has consistently shown that restriction/elimination diets may be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms. In addition, for some youths, a diet free of processed foods containing additives, particularly colorings and preservatives, may improve symptoms. Further, the best established evidence to date indicates that the severity of ADHD symptoms may be reduced by a combination of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids combined with reducing or removing processed foods, especially those high in food colors and preservatives.