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Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition

The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching consequences of the disorder. Among them are poor eating habits, eating disorders, and a higher-than-average risk of becoming overweight as a result of having ADHD. For example, a recent study linked ADHD to binge eating.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The best way to become more mindful of eating correctly for the person with ADHD is to significantly increase their intake of omega-3 fatty acids to build up dopamine levels in the brain.  Without that first step all the practical tips in the article will most likely never be executed.

 

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