Diet makes a major impact on how we feel, which affects how we function. Kids with ADHD can benefit if their diet is tailored to avoid harmful foods and include helpful ones. Children with this disorder have difficulty paying attention, are impulsive and are usually hyperactive due to chemical imbalances within the body. The bad preservatives and toxins as well as good vitamins, minerals and nutrients we receive through food can affect our internal chemistry. This is why food can play a role in the treatment of ADHD.
"I Don't Like Breakfast!" Recipe
It can be difficult to get any child to eat a substantial breakfast before school. With this easy, protein-packed smoothie, you can feel confident you sent your little one to school having eaten a nutritious breakfast he will actually like.
Pour one cup of organic, unsweetened fruit juice, such as freshly squeezed orange juice, into a blender. Add 2 servings of any organic fruit, such as strawberries or bananas, and a small amount of pure, raw, organic honey to taste. Add a scoop of protein powder and blend until smooth.
Try pouring fruit juice into an ice cube tray and let freeze over night. Use seven ice cubes instead of the fruit juice for an icy smoothie. You can sneak some of your child’s vitamins into the smoothie if you think she will eat it all.
Getting a child to eat vegetables can be like trying to feed a rock. Carrots are nutrition-filled veggies that don’t lose their value when cooked as many other vegetables do. Serving carrots like French fries might entice your child to eat them.
Peel several carrots and discard the ends. Cut each carrot in half, then slice length wise down each half. Slice lengthwise again, if necessary, so the carrots are fry-sized. Coat the carrots in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Lay them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for half an hour. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.