What food should I avoid for my child with Autism?
Simple sugars can be very hazardous to those with Autism. This increases the energy levels on a temporary basis which can be attributed to hyperactive behavior intermittently. Sugar substitutes like dates, honey can be used. Artificial sweeteners must be strictly avoided too. Artificial colors, flavors or any preservatives must be strictly kept at bay. Avoid big fishes as they are concentrated with toxins from the sea especially mercury, an immunotoxin that can lead to lowering the capacity of the immune system. Toxins like Monosodium Glutamate-MSG (ajinomoto used in Chinese foods) can cause over-excitation in the brain leading to hyperactivity, hence must be avoided.