A small Spanish medical study just may offer hope to kids who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Kids who follow a Mediterranean diet may be less likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . According to the Mayo Clinic Website

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
  • Enjoying meals with family and friend
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.The study found that kids with "low adherence" to the traditional Mediterranean diet were seven times more likely to have ADHD. In general, WebMD.com says the kids with ADHD ate fewer fruits, vegetables and fatty fish -- and more junk food and fast food.

Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. and is associated with a reduced incidence of C

Mediterranean-style crostini with black olives
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ancer, and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

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