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Build a Better Relationship with Food to Benefit Your ADHD Brain

ADHD brain is sensitive. What we put into our bodies affects brain functioning in the moment and beyond.Foods high in antioxidants — like kale, beans, and many berry varieties — protect the brain from oxidative stress, the “waste” produced when the body uses oxygen, which can damage cells.

Unhealthy foods do not remove this waste, and foods with lots of refined sugars may even lead to its buildup.Caffeine can unlock benefits to the adult ADHD brain when consumed in moderate amounts — and when in the form of coffee, not soda. Individual responses, however, are based on many variables.

Caffeine has been shown to improve working memory, decrease fatigue, and speed reaction times. Some adults with ADHD also say drinking a small amount an hour

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