Pay Attention to Food for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Key to the diet for ADD is to eat food people did in the 1940’ss. Avoid junk and oily food. Eat semi cooked or uncooked food items to fill your body with all the essential minerals and proteins that you need. It is not very difficult unless you are addicted to restaurants.

Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a disease that is related to the human brain. It is actually impairment in the ability to maintain attention towards certain things. Being related to the brain your food should also should be one that is brain healthy. The food list below will help you to know what to eat and what not to eat.

Food Items that you should Avoid

First of all you need to know about the food items that are harmful for you and should be avoided.

  • Avoid dairy products especially cow’s milk. As a substitute to this you can have almond milk or rice milk. You can also simply go for water
  • Do not eat food that is yellow in colour. For example food items like corn, squash and the peel of banana should be avoided completely.
  • You should also give up the habit of eating junk food and fried food. Food that is covered in cellophane paper should also be avoided completely.
  • Do not eat fruit juices as they contain too much of sugar.
  • Do not eat sugar and NutraSweet.
  • You should not take chocolates more than 1 piece a week.
  • Avoid processed meat and MSG completely.
  • Avoid food coloring and colored food as much as possible.

Food Items that you should Eat

Now we will discuss about the food items that you should take in order to get rid of the disease.

  • Try to switch on to high protein and low carbohydrate meal like cheese, lean meat/poultry, fish, peanut butter, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, breads and pasta.
  • Eat food items containing calcium, iron, zinc, potassium etc essential minerals. Food items that are rich in these minerals are:
  • Calcium-

    Salmon and sardine with bones, leafy green vegetables etc.

  • Iron-

    Tuna, salmon, eggs, beans, dry fruits, broccoli, whole grains etc.

  • Zinc-

    Beans, lentils, peas, peanuts, beef, pork etc.

  • Potassium-

    Broccoli, bananas, potatoes with skin, tomatoes, citrus fruits, dry fruits, beans etc.

  • Try to eat food items that are rich in Omega oils like flax seed oil, primrose oil, borage oil and fish oil. You can use these oils as medium of cooking or as salad dressings.
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. But remember not to store them in aluminum vessels.