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Sugar

is there any sugar or flour that is better for kids with adhd? i am wanting to bake some cookies and was wondering! thanks.

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momofboygirl2

Asked by momofboygirl2 at 7:28 PM on May. 3, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Go to whole foods and ask, they will help you.

    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 7:32 AM on May. 4, 2011

  • not sure
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 9:42 AM on May. 4, 2011

  • They say not to let them have sugar of any kind. Check this out...


    http://www.unhinderedliving.com/ADHDhelp.html

    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 10:31 AM on May. 4, 2011

  • Use what you have. My son has ADHD and sugar does NOT affect him at all. I don't know any child that has ADHD that is affected by sugar. That is a myth Or as a few psychologists and nutritionists have told me, "a self fulfilling prophecy" of the parents.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:01 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Not sure
    heathermichelle

    Answer by heathermichelle at 5:15 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Sugar is not healthy BUT it does not cause problems w/ADHD. It may cause problems with a rapid spike in insulin levels followed by a sudden drop, which then seems to impact behavior but it is not the sugar per se. Also, flour (white flour will also cause these sudden spikes and dips in insulin levels) and wheat in general may cause certain individuals who are gluten-sensitive to exhibit ADHD symptoms.

    There are rice flours and all other kinds that might be a better option for your child. There are also other sweeteners that are a better choice. Each can be found at Fruitful Yield or Whole Foods.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • not sure
    mommythree0508

    Answer by mommythree0508 at 11:59 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I don't have any kids with ADHD, so I am not sure.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 7:56 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Somebody at a health food store may know.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 3:30 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I've never heard of it causing problems
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 3:02 PM on May. 9, 2011

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