A healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables might help kids with ADHD, according to a new study published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience. Researchers at Ohio State surveyed parents of 134 children with ADHD symptoms. They asked about typical foods the children ate and portion sizes. They also inquired about ADHD inattention symptoms, like having difficulty staying focused, trouble remembering things, struggling to follow instructions, and difficulty regulating emotions. The researchers found that children who consumed more fruits and vegetables showed less severe symptoms of inattention. ADHD is thought to involve low levels of certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. A well-balanced diet with fruits and vegetables might make it easier for the body to make those chemicals and improve kids’ attention and brain function.
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