Many studies have been conducted to determine the relationship between food intake with hyperactivity. One was conducted by a team from the University of Southampton (United States), which surveyed more than 1800 three-year-old boy who suffered hyperaktivitas. The results published in the scientific journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood in June 2004.

During the first week, the children were given healthy food with fresh vegetables and many fruits, at all without additional dyes and preservatives (as there are many preserved in their usual food intake). As a result the children become more "sweet" and under control. However, the researchers still questioned the reasons for this change, whether because of the influence of diet of fresh fruit and vegetables intake or because no dyes and preservatives.
Therefore, the study then continued by providing a healthy diet similar to that given in the first week, but half of these children's groups in addition to getting a healthy diet also get synthetic dyes and benzoate preservatives in their food. It turns out that only children get a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, Its behavior is much more controlled. Conversely, children who acquire healthy food plus synthetic dyes and benzoate preservatives remain uncontrolled behavior.
The conclusion is provides a healthy diet only is not enough to help overcome hyperactivity. Alienate the children from food additives (including preservatives, coloring, and sweetening synthesis) proved to provide more tangible results. Researchers say the effect of the suppression of additive synthesis in the daily diet in children is more effective in controlling hyperactivity than the provision of drugs such as anti hyperactive donidine.
A very large intake of sugar on children's behavior, especially patterns of activity. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by a team from Yale University in the United States. as stated in the Journal of Pediatrics February 1996. Compared with adults, children are very sensitive to sugar intake. Sugar intake will immediately catapulted blood sugar and adrenal hormones that contribute to control blood sugar levels. High levels of adrenal hormones can trigger hyperactivity proved.
Due to rising blood sugar levels suddenly, making the body too quickly deploy a flood of adrenaline so that blood sugar be resolved soon, but the hard work of this adrenalin makes the blood sugar levels which had surged suddenly be dropped drastically. As a result the child becomes restless and less care about the environment. This phenomenon is mingled with hyperactivity (because the levels of adrenaline in the blood is still high, although the blood sugar has begun to decline.

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