The previous post on ADHD & Autism Foods To Avoid provoked a lot of reader comments and page views. It can be overwhelming to see what foods cause behavior problems but the bottom line is there are a lot of foods that are healthy for ADHD, autsim and bipolar disorder. The goal is to eat nutrient dense foods. These kids have bodies that do a poor job of detoxing and if food-ish ingredients are ingested thier bodies have a difficult time eliminating them. Plus their bodies are deficient in many nutrients begging the need to fill them with as much nutrition as possible. As a mom with a child who suffers from all of the above listed ailments, it’s my goal to have every bite filled with nutrient dense foods. The foods listed below are packed full of vitamins and minerals that their bodies are starving for and desperately need.
This list should help:
almond milk (without carrageenan)
cashew butter [amazon-element asin=”B0046HNUN2″ fields=”lg-image” ]
cheddar cheese (good quality in block form)
chicken (free ranging, not soy fed, NO injected soulutions)
dates (in moderation- NOT date sugar, medjool dates) [amazon-element asin=”B003YI2KPS” fields=”lg-image”]
extracts (vanilla, lemon, etc)
figs (in moderation)
fruit (eaten separate from other foods, on an empty stomach, the lower the sugar content the better)
gelatin (unflavored) [amazon-element asin=”B00014EO2A” fields=”lg-image” ]
juice (juiced from your juicer)
lard (from pastured pork)
lemon juice (without sodium benzoate)
meat (not processed – preferrably grass fed, grass finished)
navy beans (properly prepared)
nut butters (almond, peanut, sunflower, cashew, etc)
olives (all kinds)
peanut butter (store bought brand ingredient list should read: peanuts, salt)
spices (be sure there is no wheat (filler), sodium ferrocyanide, yellow prussiate of soda, or any other anit-caking, free-flowing agents)
tallow (from grassfed beef)
turkey (not processed)
vegetables (all except startchy ones from previous post foods to avoid)
yogurt (made at home from Greek starter)
In a nutshell if God made it, we can eat it; if man altered it, we can’t. If it was made in a plant, don’t touch it but if it was grown on a plant, eat it! (edible plants, of course). Think of products grown in nature and keep the endproduct visibly viable to that original. Consider vegetable oil. If you took a basket of vegetables and squeezed out juice you wouldn’t get vegetable oil. The processing has changed the molecular structure of the food. If it’s not food, don’t put it in your mouth. Butter, on the other hand, comes from cream and is stirred until it forms butter. Eat butter, not vegetable oil.
For this reason we do not touch stevia.
Food preparation is hard and it takes a lot of work on your part. Some days I spend the great portion of my day in the kitchen. However, your family will be healthier and most importantly things like ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, dyslexia, chrones, flatulance, erutations will all dissappear. Mental disorders are on the rise. Child behavior problems are on the rise. Processed food has directly risen with the rise of disease.
If it’s not food, dont’ put it in your mouth.
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