Add Treatment Through Nutrition

ADD Treatment Through Nutrition
In previous articles we covered what ADD is​ and​ ​ how to diagnose it. ​
In this third instalment were going to begin a​ series on how to treat ADD.
ADD can actually be battled from many directions. ​
There are ​Drug​s, behavior modification, nutrition, exercise, and​ ​ a​ number of​ other things that can be done to combat ADD in both children and​ ​ adults.
In this article we are going to choose the​ natural route first and​ ​ discuss proper nutrition which can have a​ huge effect on the​ behavior of​ someone suffering from ADD.
One of​ the​ main contributing factors to children who suffer from ADD is​ when their blood sugar level, or​ glucose level becomes too low. ​
This causes them to become sleepy in class and​ ​ then ultimately restless because they are bored. ​
Glucose is​ extremely important in determining a​ childs attention span. ​
This may sound clichéd but the​ most important meal of​ the​ day is​ breakfast and​ ​ glucose should be a​ part of​ every childs breakfast. ​
This will ensure that the​ childs blood sugar level is​ maintained throughout the​ day. ​
Kids who skip breakfast tend to have a​ shorter attention span and​ ​ a​ harder time remembering things.
Next is​ vitamin B. ​
Vitamin B is​ needed because it​ helps to release the​ energy in glucose. ​
Without the​ proper amount of​ vitamin B in the​ diet a​ child can become aggressive and​ ​ depressed. ​
There are 12 essential parts to vitamin B so it​ may be difficult for​ a​ child to get all the​ vitamin B he or​ she needs just from eating, even though cereal is​ a​ good source of​ vitamin B. ​
To supplement the​ rest a​ good multi vitamin capsule will do the​ trick.
Also very important is​ iron. ​
Iron aids in transporting oxygen to the​ blood system and​ ​ the​ individual cells, most importantly, brain cells. ​
Not enough iron in the​ diet results in anaemia, which is​ very common in children who dont have a​ balanced diet. ​
Anaemic children, as​ well as​ adults, are very tired and​ ​ dont have the​ energy to do the​ things that want to or​ need to do. ​
Good sources of​ iron are red meat, tuna, chicken and​ ​ vegetables like broccoli.
Folic acid is​ also essential as​ this helps in the​ formation of​ red and​ ​ white blood cells. ​
Not enough folic acid will also make a​ child feel tired, irritable and​ ​ forgetful. ​
Fruits and​ ​ vegetables are good sources of​ folic acid.
Zinc is​ needed to maintain communication between the​ brain cells and​ ​ the​ nerve cells. ​
Zinc deficiencies can cause your child to have difficulty in solving academic problems, which can lead to frustration for​ the​ child, therefore bringing on ADD symptoms. ​
Zinc can be found in cereals and​ ​ peanuts.
Vitamin a​ is​ important for​ the​ nervous system. ​
Vitamin a​ also helps to strengthen vision. ​
Many times a​ child will have problems in school because of​ impaired eye sight. ​
Vitamin a​ can help to improve the​ eye sight which in turn will lessen the​ childs frustration. ​
Vitamin a​ can be found in carrots and​ ​ many orange or​ yellow fruits like bananas.
Proper nutrition is​ an essential part of​ a​ childs health whether he or​ she has ADD or​ not. ​
But in children with ADD, proper nutrition is​ critical.
In the​ next article well cover other treatments for​ those suffering from ADD.

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