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Diet for Autism

A Complete Guide of Perfect Diet Plan for Autism

Children suffered with autism often have a lower level of antioxidants and detoxification enzymes and are thus more vulnerable to food chemicals like glutens and environmental toxins. Many studies have claimed that supplemental nutrients like vitamin, zinc, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids, are likely to provide moderate benefit to the autism patients.

Intolerance and allergies to food and food-related activities can affect autism. Therefore, by Removing the potentially allergic foods like gluten, revealed mixed results on autistic children. Foods that contain salicylates, like oranges, almonds, apples, raspberries, grapes, cherries, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, plums, and cucumber, are also known to worsen the symptoms. With a proper diet plan autism can be treated easily.

So can we say that autism can be treated with diet? or Can the food you eat help with autism any way?

A balanced diet is an assorted array of healthy carbohydrates, rich proteins, essential fats and daily doses of vitamins and the wonderful minerals; all in a quantity that is easily assimilated and utilised by the digestive system of the human body.


Eating or living your life on the juice of the bitterest vegetables or limiting your carbs and gorging on fruits will take you on a crash diet, crashing the body of its energy and vitality, while helping the look anorexic.

Being small in size, the stomach must be nourished with the healthiest and best of everything to keep it running smooth and stress free. A vegetarian diet is the most preferred of all, though non-vegetarian diet is a protein rich diet needed by our living cells. In moderation, even the fats are in high demand by our body.

So What is the Diet for Autism ? 

With the right diet and good exercise and ample rest, everything can be cured. The power of foods, naturally organic and pollution free foods have a renewing quality to our lives. Autism affects each child differently. Hence, it is important to choose the proper diet plan for the children with autism.

When a parent opens his/her arms for a child, who’s a child and just a dear child for him. Heart of that parent just loves the child. Autism can’t change it. BUT, there are certain things to deal with for both of them, Parent and the Child at the same time. Here’s a heart speaking of a father, trying to explain his small world, how much that child means to him and what Autism means for that dear child.

Well I’ll try to explain it a little to you.
You can’t catch Autism,
And it’s really hard to see,
Because Autism isn’t anything,
It’s just what makes me, me !

It’s in my brain and goes down to my toes,
It’s in the way that I am that it really shows.

I might not do things just like you,
I might seem naughty but that just isn’t true.

I have to live with Autism even at school,
So it’s not always easy to follow the rules.

Sometimes I shout, kick and scream,
I really don’t like to look so mean.


my brain feels like a time ticking bomb,
When I don’t understand what’s going on.


I wriggle and Jiggle,
When I should be sitting still,


It feels like ten thousand ants are using me as a hill.
So I jump around and flap my arms,
I don’t mean to cause you any harm.

Noises and sounds can be quite bad,
I hear them all at once and my ears go mad.

To you

the noises sound quite the same,

But to me

It’s like rockets going off in my brain.


I sit and stare into space,

But guess what

you could see if you sat in my place
A beautiful butterfly, a shiny sun,
Take a look with me, it really is fun.

So everyday things that seem easy for you,
Can muddle my brain, that is true,


I still love to play, to sing and to party,
I can learn English and Maths and I love being Arty.

So if I seem different and do things out of rhythm,
Remember, I’m just like you but I have Autism.

For some children it’s all about sensory issues -which can make introducing new and nutritious foods extremely hard for parents. If that isn’t complicated enough, dealing with children who like repetition and routines each day, provides another interesting challenge. Gluten free diet will work very well in autism. It is time to work on the healthy foods and you can deal with autism patients.

There is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables this time of year. The variety of colorful fruits and veggies just draws you in when you see it. Explore your many options by trying a new produce item every week. Let your children choose what’s next and have great fun with it! This will surely a great source of nutrient foods, which will help with autism.

Upgrade the diet plan and include fresh vegetables and fruits in the meal of autism patients. You will see the change in their behavior and autism can manage easily. There are various autism patients, who are allergic to different foods uniquely. However, it is important to deal with the same by including a proper diet plan in their meal.

Foods containing casein & gluten from diet should be eliminated and this will definitely reduce the factor of autism. However, this diet is very restrictive & extremely challenging to follow. Bread or dairy products should be eliminated from the diet plan, of autism patients.

Also, Autism can be treated via providing vitamins & supplements. Vitamin B complex is the main used vitamin as it helps central nervous system to create enzymes & assists in functioning. The vitamin also works towards maintaining the nervous system.


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Sheela Seharawat
Dietitian Sheela Seharawat. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India and founder & chief mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt Ltd
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