Science Explains 9 Deficiencies That Make ADHD Worse
4. COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES
Some ADHD patients shun foods that are rich in carbohydrates because it makes their blood sugar levels rise faster. So, they become more hyperactive and lose the ability to concentrate and focus. But the body greatly needs carbohydrates for energy, brain power, and protection from diseases. Ideally, you should not deprive yourself of carbohydrates even if you have ADHD.
It’s simple carbohydrates (raw sugar, high fructose, fruit juices) that people with ADHD need to avoid because these are the foods that cause hyperactivity. Instead, gain carbohydrates from eating beans, peas, and whole grains, which turn into complex carbohydrates.