Is it true that with kids with Asperger’s or autism prefer a high sugar caffeine diet?
Question by Veggiehotgirl: Is it true that with kids with Asperger’s or autism prefer a high sugar caffeine diet?
I read that somewhere so I wondered if it was true. In my case it is I guess, because I have Asperger’s Syndrome and I love chocolate and I drink Diet Coke regularly. But I wondered is that true with all autistic kids? I’m not really a kid though, I’m 18.
Answer by Skeptic
All humans are to a greater or lesser extent susceptible to addiction to caffeine, fat, oil, sugar, salt, flavor enhancers, MSG, diet soda, regular soda, aspartame, food additives, and highly processed foods. This was reported by a former head of the FDA and a reputable nutrition expert in the following books:
Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally by Neal D. Barnard and Joanne Stepaniak (Sep 23, 2004)
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David Kessler (Sep 14, 2010)
Like any addiction, it can be hard to kick junk food. However, resolving to keep junk food out of your domicile and planning your meals ahead of time can make a huge difference in habits and ultimately your health.
Diet Coke is especially bad because of the many side effects of aspartame. It’s highly addictive and can hurt your mental clarity.
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