RECOMMENDED FOOD FOR HYPERACTIVITY
FOOD FOR HYPERACTIVITY
Is there a kind of food for hyperactivity?
Nutrition science has advanced and continues doing so at giant steps in recent years.
Food for hyperactivity consists on providing through diet the nutrients that can help treat the symptoms of hyperactivity.
Important nutrients in hyperactivity
Generally the nutrients that are required for deficit hyperactivity disorder are:
They maintain a good nutrition brain and are a source of B vitamins, which strengthen the health of the nervous system.
- Tryptophan: an amino acid precursor of serotonin and melatonin, hormones involved in emotional state and sleep rhythms. The exhaustion or mental or emotional instability may be produced or exacerbated by a lack of tryptophan, which we get from the diet. In hyperactivity disorder, tryptophan can be reduced impulsivity.
- Essential fatty acids: Essential fatty acid deficiency has been considered a possible cause of hyperactivity. Omega 3 and Omega 6 are part of the neural connections. They improve memory, concentration and mood. They should be in the daily diet dose of healthy fats:
- Calcium and Magnesium are important minerals in the growth stage (hyperactivity in children) and for proper bone development. We should emphasize the properties of calcium and magnesium in hyperactivity for their role in muscle contraction. Calcium, besides, forms part of many brain functions. It prevents physical exhaustion, promotes and stimulates bone health care and mental clarity.
- Vitamin B1: Thiamin nourishes the nervous system and muscles, helps convert food into energy and regulates sugar levels in the blood. Foods that provide more of this vitamin are bread and cereals (muesli, oats,...), soybeans, chickpeas, peas, lentils, asparagus, sunflower seeds, okra, mallow, peppers and spirulina, among others.
What foods are NOT recommended?
- Simple sugars: poor diet based on foods high in simple sugars increasingly means more health problems. These foods are not very nutritious (they do not contain the same amount of vitamins and minerals than whole foods) and they cause nervous excitement followed by apathy and hypoglycemia. Avoid sweets.
- Carbonated drinks: carbonic acid (gas) of these drinks is highly decalcifying.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.