Although sugar is widely believed to cause hyperactivity in children, there is actually no concrete scientific evidence to prove this is the case. So why does sugar have such a bad reputation for making kids climb the walls, when in fact it doesn’t?
How the Myth Began
It all started in the 1970’s, when a diet devised by Dr. Benjamin Feingold became popular with parents. The diet stated that all artificial additives should be removed from a child’s diet because these ingredients can cause hyperactive behavior.