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Sugar free......

I have 3 kids that ADHD and 1 that is showing symptoms Can anyone give me any ideas on reciepes that dont require sugar????

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Asked by singlemomof0756 at 4:12 PM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • check the clean eating for kids by tosca reno. fabulous recipes and sugar free ideas.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 4:34 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • ok, thank you so much!

    Answer by singlemomof0756 at 5:34 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • More than likely it isn't the sugar that sets them off, but instead is the artificial food colorings. Try avoiding those first, especially the reds, and see if the kids behave better or differently once off the artificial food colorings (and flavorings, too, while you are at it).

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • There are good sugars, like agave syrup, and bad sugars, like high fructose corn syrup. There is fantastic information on foods and behavior here: 



    Answer by rkoloms at 7:58 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website:



    Answer by rkoloms at 7:59 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • My daughter's attention issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a good brand, like Nordic Naturals; it takes about 8 weeks to become effective. We recently discovered that magnesium supplements also help

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:59 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

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