Did you know that food can impact your child’s behavior and mood? Often food sensitivities go unnoticed when it comes to children's behavior. Children are often misdiagnosed with ADHD and other behavioral problems when the true culprits are undiagnosed food intolerances.
Here is the list of 5 common foods that can impact your child's behaviour and mood.
1. Dairy – Lactose (milk sugar) or whey and casein (milk proteins) can make kids cranky, irritable and aggressive. These can also lead to frequent stomach aches, colds, cough, congestion and ear infections. 2. Artificial Coloring – Artificial colors like red, blue or yellow dyes are linked to ADHD, anxiety, hyperactivity, and headaches in children, which are often missed.
3. Sugar – Sugar can serve as the kryptonite for ADHD brains. Studies have shown that sugar can make hyperactive kids more restless as well as destructive.
4. Preservatives – Common preservatives like MSG, nitrites, nitrates and sodium benzoate may cause headaches, mood and behavioral changes in children.
5. Food Allergens – Dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, and corn serve as common food allergens for a lot of kids. These can also contribute to behavioral changes and several other health issues.
However, it can be a huge challenge to pinpoint which allergen is making your child sick and so ***BASE ALLERGY TESTING*** can be an easy, non-invasive and cost-effective way to find out about your child's food intolerances.
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