New study has linked ADHD with fatty acids

In May 2019, researchers in Spain published a study in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences, showing a connection between diet and ADHD.

The researchers recruited 135 participants between the ages of 4 and 14. They split them into two groups: those diagnosed with ADHD and those without an ADHD diagnosis.

For the study, researchers had the parents of the participants complete a food frequency questionnaire to track what their children ate and drank over a 3-day period.

What they discovered was that children with ADHD ate significantly less fish, other seafood, and eggs, when compared to those those without ADHD.

As well, their daily omega-3 intake was lower than those without ADHD, which isn’t that surprising, given that these foods are good sources of fatty acids like omega-3. Not only were their intake levels lower, however, they were below that recommended by public health agencies.

This is one more study in a growing body of research showing a connection between what we eat and our mental health. Here at Truehope, we’ve been promoting nutrition as mental health treatment for over 20 years. It’s why we made EMPowerplus Advanced, an all-natural and safe combination of 36 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids designed to support mental and physical well being.