Dyslexia and Nutrition part 2

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For further top tips see below

  1. Celery juice- do you know the benefits of celery juice? If not, be sure to look into it as it does wonders for our complete health. Ideally consumed in the morning, it can be great way to start the day for students also heading to school.


  1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and limit snacks- eating at regular meal times and avoiding snacking is very important for overall concentration and eating pattern. Breakfast, especially ahead of the school day is vital and most students should be encouraged to eat some selection of nuts, porridge and water.


  1. Understand the impact that food you consume has on you- often people think ‘sugar free’ and ‘fat free’ etc, make these foods healthier however, most of the time the food is then supplied with other additives in order to substitute. I would suggest that during and after you consume a food, ask yourself, how do I feel? Do I feel energised or tired? The more often you do this, the more you will understand which foods are working for you.


  1. Dairy and gluten intolerances, there has been a growth in allergies and intolerances in recent years. Often medical tests such as blood tests wont detect issues unless it is at the severity level but that doesn’t mean that there might be complications. Ideally, consuming a small piece of food and seeing how you feel after it? Any pains or discomfort? Additionally, seeking further medical tests might be useful. Where possible limiting these food groups has proven to be very effective across a range of levels such as anxiety, stress, concentration etc. Opting for alternative forms such as dairy and gluten free options might also be very suitable.


  1. Supplements are often very useful for people recovering from illness or when you’re a bit more worn out! However, ideally we want to consumer most of our nutrients from food sources as it is absorbed differently in the body. For example often people take supplements for vitamin C however, if you are consuming the recommended daily allowance then an additional supplement might not be needed unless there are other medical/ specific conditions.


Please note that consulting with a medical professional or nutritionist might be the most suitable option. Let us know if you have any questions, as we would be delighted to help!