Is Fructose Linked to ADHD, Neurodevelopmental Disorders?
- High consumption of fructose may stimulate impulsivity and aggression, behaviors similar to the foraging response in animals.
- Fructose is a source of energy. But in many animals, it also triggers a foraging response, similar to what occurs in starvation.
- Many of the behaviors seen with the foraging response are similar to symptoms of ADHD and bipolar disorder.
Food has a long history of being used to alter how we feel.
Caffeine to boost our mental alertness. Foods like macaroni and cheese or deep-dish pizza can be a comforting meal after an emotionally draining day. And a fresh salad can be just the thing when we’re feeling sluggish.
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