Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that presents with symptoms of restlessness, an inability to sit still, trouble focusing, and impulsivity.
There has long been speculation that sugar either causes ADHD or makes the hyperactivity associated with some people’s symptoms of ADHD worse. However, there is little scientific evidence to support this belief. This article will explore how sugar affects those with ADHD, how to reduce sugar intake, and when to see a healthcare provider.
Link Between Sugar and ADHD: Many parents and guardians of children with ADHD are used to hearing well-meaning but unsolicited advice to limit their children’s sugar in order to make them less hyperactive. But does sugar really cause or worsen ADHD symptoms? The science suggests it does not.
Excerpted from Very Well Health