Dr. Katz explains if children who eat processed food and drink soda are more likely to experience behavioral disorders.
There is some evidence that when children consume highly processed diets, they are more prone to behavioral disorders and there have even been studies in schools specifically for kids with behavioral challenges where diets have been improved, soda has been eliminated, the diet in general has been shifted to a more wholesome, more plant-based, less processed diet, and there’s been significant improvement in behavior across a variety of disorders, ADD, ADHD noteworthy among them.
And it stands to reason; food is the fuel that runs the human body. It runs every aspect of what our bodies do, including cognition and concentration. Put in high performance fuel, you get a higher performance body and brain.
About Dr. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.:
David L. Katz M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.P., is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Associate Professor (adjunct) in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz is the Director and founder (1998) of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital (2000) in Derby, CT, and founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation.