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Foods you should avoid feeding your child with autism

Today, I’m going to share with you my four foods that you should avoid feeding your child with autism. If you want to gain a better quality of life for your toddler on the autism spectrum, please remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. 

#1 Sugar

My top food that you should avoid feeding your child with autism is sugar. The consumption of sugary beverages and sugary products has grown at an exponential rate; our kids are being bombarded with sugar-filled snacks and sugar-filled foods that provide them no nutritional value. Sugar is everywhere it’s in processed foods such as cereals, pastries, candies. Sugar has a negative effect on your child’s behavior. It also affects their blood glucose levels. It impacts their gut flora and weakens their immune system. Therefore, sugar is my top food that you should consider removing from your child’s diet. To do this, simply review your child’s diet and start to remove sugary foods.  Eventually, you will have a child that contains little to no sugar.

#2 Artificial Ingredients

My second food that you should consider removing from your child’s diet is artificial ingredients. Artificial ingredients such as flavoring colors, msg,  dyes, and sweeteners.  These are just a few of the artificial ingredients that you may find in your child’s diet. In 2019, there was a study that concluded the spike in autism may be connected to preservatives found in our food. There are so many preservatives and they can be linked to a host of different ailments such as hyperactivity, anxiety, headaches, and so many more. Therefore, artificial ingredients are the second food you should be removing from your child’s diet. I would like to hear from you in the comments. Have you tried to remove any of this food from your child’s diet? If so,  which foods did you remove, and did you see any benefit after removing them? Please leave it in the comments.

#3 Processed Foods

My third food that you should remove from your child’s diet is processed foods. Processed foods are foods that have been altered in some way from their natural state; foods that are commonly found in a box. When you remove processed foods from your child’s diet you also remove a host of other different ingredients such as msg, artificial, coloring artificial preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and the list goes on. Removing processed foods will lead to a better quality of life in the future. Start slowly by removing processed foods because sometimes autistic children will have withdrawal symptoms.  They are so addicted to these foods that they crave them on a daily basis.   Therefore, processed food is third on my list for foods that you should consider removing from your child’s diet.

#4 Fast Foods

My fourth and final food you should consider removing from your child’s diet is fast food. Fast food is food that can be prepared very quickly and easily and is often sold at restaurants. Fast foods are loaded with toxic ingredients that can negatively impact your child’s behavior. Eating a diet high in fast food is also linked to childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease, digestive issues, and many other problems. Once you eliminate fast food you also eliminate a large number of ingredients that you weren’t even aware that your child was consuming. Therefore, fast food is the final food that you should consider limiting from your child’s diet.

I believe that removing these foods from your autistic child’s diet will lead to a better quality of life in the future. I’ve created a free pdf for you to download. This pdf has some snack recipes you can start implementing into your child’s diet right away that will provide some nutritional value.  Just sign up below for my newsletter and you will receive these recipes in your inbox.   

The Nutritional Spectrum has recipes that can help you get started adding more nutrient-rich foods into your child’s diet. Download it today for FREE here!


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