2. B-Complex Vitamins

A kid’s mental and emotional state is critically dependent on vitamin B in the diet.

B vitamins, especially B6 and B12, are vital to the development of the nervous system and the production of neurotransmitters in the brain. They are also responsible for blood sugar regulation. And we all know the negatives effects sugar seems to have on our kiddos.

Symptoms of Vitamin B deficiency include forgetfulness, short attention span, irritability, confusion, and rage. Again, all very similar to ADHD symptoms. All other B-Complex vitamins have important jobs to do too – including improving the absorption of other nutrients into the body. Eat things like fish, beans, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, and bell peppers.  My boys love snacking on those sweet mini peppers.

Sometimes we’re so quick to offer a PB & J, chicken nuggets or a hot dog because they are socially accepted as “kid-friendly” foods, but we have to give our kids a chance! I promise you they will like things you never would have expected.

I was so surprised when I discovered my boys like hummus. A lot. They will eat a whole container of it if I let them! Thankfully hummus has three important B vitamins.

You could also consider adding a B-complex supplement to your kid’s diet.

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