ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has now been diagnosed in over 6.5 million American children. Of even more concern is the fact that about two-thirds of these kids are now on medication, the long-term consequences of which we do not yet fully understand.
In this video, I explore research the correlates intake of dietary fiber with a child’s ability to remain focused on a task. We know that dietary fiber has a positive role in enhancing gut bacterial diversity, and as such, likely plays a role in reducing inflammation. Moreover, newer research indicates that dietary fiber might actually enhance the growth of new brain cells by increasing the amount of a chemical called BDNF. It’s a very interesting study, and I hope you enjoy the video.