Attention: Here’s how you can fight ADD
There is no lab test that can help detect attention deficit disorder (ADD). Its diagnosis is based on the person’s clinical history of symptoms and behaviour.
There are many reasons that contribute to such behavioural problems. Frequent use of antibiotics, nutritional deficiencies, poor digestion (constipation or loose motions), a diet comprising sugar, flour, fried food, chocolates, soft drinks, etc., can create an imbalance of essential fatty acids, further disrupting brain chemistry. A deficiency of B-Vitamins, magnesium, chromium and other minerals also play a role.
How to fight ADD
Make sure you eat homecooked food comprising freshly cooked vegetables, pulses, brown rice, fresh fruits, dry fruits and curd for at least three months. Anyone over the age of 10 should drink a glass of water for every two waking hours. Start your day with a highprotein breakfast to increase concentration, reduce restlessness, and boost mental and physical fitness. Instead of starting the day with sugared cereals and fatladen snacks, try brainboosting breakfast options such as scrambled egg whites, toast and fruits. Flaxseed and flax oil are the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids vital for healthy behavioural and IQ development in children. 1-2tbsp of flaxseed (powder or oil) should be part of every ADD diet plan. In addition to the positive effect on brain functioning, flax oil also works to prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer. Do not give your child anything with artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, as these have been shown to be related to hyperactive behavioural and learning disabilities in children. To prevent ADD in their unborn children, pregnant women should obtain high quality prenatal medical care, and avoid exposure to toxic substances. Mind and body techniques such as regular relaxation through meditation and yoga are well-suited for children and adolescents. Through these techniques, children are often able to learn coping skills that will stay with them for life. These treatments allow children to gain a sense of control, increase self esteem and also decrease stress levels. Sugar, in particular, is known to make children hyperactive. So avoid it. Children usually don’t like eating vegetables. So, you could give them raw vegetable juices instead. Most kids are also happy to eat raw vegetables with ahomemade curd dip. Regular exercising may help channel their energy in the right direction.
Flaxseeds have a lot of positive effects on brain functioning