Can Food Make You Angry?

We posted previously about sugar’s contribution to Oppositional Defiant Disorder, unreasonable spikes of rage and aggression that are becoming more and more common in children.

This article on the Word of Mouth Blog looks at the “food swings” caused by diets high in sugar, artificial trans-fats and other “bad” stuff. Sadly, the food-mood link hasn’t been widely accepted in the past. Hopefully that is changing now.

Read the article …

THE SURPRISING FOOD THAT MAY CAUSE ANGER & AGGRESSION

This is the story of one parent’s quest for the cause of over-the-top anger and aggression.

ODD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, may sound like every teenager you’ve ever met with symptoms of:

  • anger and irritable mood
  • aggressive
  • argumentative
  • vindictive
  • manipulative
  • lack of respect for authority

But these symptoms were occurring in a 6 year old child.  After eliminating sugar, food coloring and wheat, another devious food culprit was found.  Corn.  And as we know, corn hides under many names, just like sugar.  Read labels, and watch for:

  • dextrin
  • dextrose
  • maltodextrin
  • maltodextrose
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • corn starch
  • modified starch
  • xanthan gum
  • guar gum
  • sorbitol
  • xylitol
  • msg
  • GDL
  • and more!

The good news is, this story has a happy ending.  The symptoms abated with a change in diet.  This is an article well worth reading:

THE SURPRISING FOOD THAT MAY CAUSE ANGER & AGGRESSION: OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER

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