Eating processed and sugary junk foods could contribute to hyperactivity and ADHD.
Many parents have seen the effects of a sugar rush on behaviour and hyperactivity but the science does not have a clear conclusion for us as yet.
Research does show that reducing sugar and highly processed foods reduces ADHD and hyperactivity symptoms in clidren with ADHD.
It may not be enough to simply reduce sugar intake, as refined carbohydrates are digested in a similar way. Rapidly converting to glucose in the bloodstream producing the same effects as sugar.
A real foods low carbohydrate diet can have a stabilising effect on blood sugar levels, stabilising the insulin / glucose blood sugar rollercoaster that may cause sugar cravings, hyperactivity, energy level and mood lows.