Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | January 15, 2013

You are what you eat!

I hate that saying… but it proves itself true time and time again!

While I do not consider myself a nutritionist, I am always intrigued by the natural abilities in foods and the reactions of our bodies when those foods are ingested. I believe it is a true testament to God’s creation that we have natural foods that can help with physical or behavioral issues. So let me share with you some interesting information regarding foods.

  • One of the most important thing you can do for your child that is struggling with behavioral issues is to keep them hydrated. Hydration is proven to improve behaviors.
  • Giving your child a healthy snack every two hours can help keep their blood sugar levels at a consistent rate, and give them the energy that they need for their tiny little bodies to maintain their metabolism.
  • Do you have rough mornings? Giving your child a little bit of deli meat turkey before bed will help keep their blood sugar stable through the night.
  • Amino Acids work wonders!! There is something called Targeted Amino Acid Therapy, which can be conducted with a multitude of differing symptoms, including sleeping problems, ADHD, mood disorders, headaches, fatigue, chronic pain, and anxiety. While some individuals take amino acid supplements, it is just as important to include them in your daily diet. Foods rich in amino acids include: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, dry beans, grains, and soy.
  • Antioxidants improve cognitive function. In fact, there is a curry spice known as curcumin which has been linked to lower occurances of Alzheimers.
  • A study completed in the 1990’s showed that approximately 90% of children’s ear infections were caused by a food allergy, mostly dairy.
  • Does your child have difficulty with becoming too excited and getting out of control? Find a recipe for a yummy green tea smoothie. It’ll help calm the child’s neurotransmitters.

Those are just a few fun facts regarding foods!

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