Do special diets help kids with autism? |Dr. Aashima Chopra| Paras Bliss Hospital

Do Special Diets Help Kids With Autism?

Do Special Diets Help Kids With Autism?

Eating a varied diet is good for your health, but many people don’t achieve this. They restrict their children to eat only some food which they seem is good for their health. So, some autistic people have a restricted diet, eating only a limited range of food. And some autistic people may eat much they may overeat.

Autistic people may have genetic risk factors, environmental factors and very early brain development or some cases late brain development.

An autistic child should have a good healthy gut, so as to have a good nutrition absorption


In autistic children suffers from brain fog, inability to concentrate, and a numbness to pain. These can be associated with the symptoms with casein, which is the main ingredient of milk.


 The most important element found is protein in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. This gluten sometimes inhibits the digestion of food. Autistic people especially have the gluten allergy or may help find digesting the wheat difficult.


Processed food is actually are not real but only have more amount of carbohydrates or sugar in it. Avoid all these additives, preservatives, dyes and artificial colors in foods, artificial flavorings, and artificial sweeteners.

Food presentation

Pay more attention to detail and just the colors of foods as it is the main characteristic that appeals to the autistic people. The way the food is served in the plate and presented is the most important appealing or tempting way to deal with the autistic children.

If the child over-eats and you find it a problem then  look for causes and find ways to solve them, you could try:

  • Reducing food portions, and using a smaller plate
  • Showing them the empty saucepan, confirming verbally that the food has all gone
  • Limiting access to food by keeping it out of reach, using locks

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