Bad Foods for Autism (ASD) Patients


Early Signs of Autism

Foods to be Avoided by Autism Patients

It is best for the Autism Patient to modify their diet and try a blend of a variety of foods, supplements and medication to control the symptoms. Foods that create problem should be avoided:-

  1. Food Sensitivity. Many children with autism have food sensitivities, due to abnormalities in their digestive and/or immune systems. If food is not fully digested into individual sugars, amino acids, etc., then the partly digested food can cause the immune system in the gut to react to those foods. This reaction is much more likely to occur if there is
    inflammation of the gut.
  2. A Gluten Free Diet

    Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. A gluten-free Diet excludes gluten; it is the protein that is present in wheat and few other grains and foods. However, all patients may not be allergic to gluten.

  3. Casein Free Diet.  
    Low Fat Diary Products
    Low Fat Diary Products

    Casein is the name for a family of related phosphor-proteins. These proteins are commonly found in mammalian milk, it is used as a binding agent in many foods and medicines.  A Casein-Free Diet excludes Casein. Casein is a protein in present in milk. However, all patients may not be allergic to Casein.

  4. Tree Nuts
    Tree Nuts

    Food Allergy. ASD Patients are found to be highly allergic to some foods like eggs, fish, seafood, tree nuts, peanuts, and soy. Eliminating these foods can improve ASD symptoms.

  5. Yeast and Sugar-Free Diet. Yeast producing or containing foods will cause an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the gut and should be avoided if not completely eliminated. Yeast and Sugar-Free Diet is helpful in certain cases, but such a diet is difficult to eat because of their taste.
  6. Foods Containing Toxins.
    Foods High in Cholesterol
    Foods High in Cholesterol

    Foods containing toxins and natural phenols are typically not most favorable, and in many cases, it is imperative to remove them from the diet. Toxins include additives such as artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and MSG and pesticides.

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