We all know that sweets, for instance, can cause bouts of hyperactivity.

1. Dairy. If your child is lactose intolerant or allergic to the proteins found in dairy, you’ll see changes in her mood and behavior. Many children become irritable, cranky, or aggressive.

2. Artificial Coloring. Many countries have banned artificial coloring thanks to the detrimental effects these chemicals wear children. Artificial coloring is usually hidden in unexpected foods like bread and yogurt.

3. Sugar. Sugar can cause a toddler to be hyperactive. Unless they’re eating a full foods-based diet, sugar is in only about everything the typical child eats.

4. Preservatives. Several preservatives may cause behavioral problems in children. They include but aren’t limited to nitrates, nitrites, and benzoate of soda. Benzoate of soda is often found in juice products marketed toward children.

5. Food Allergens. When a toddler has an intolerance or an allergy to a specific food, it can cause significant health and behavior issues. However, it may be difficult to pinpoint which allergen is making your child sick without the assistance of an allergist. A food intolerance, for instance, is commonly missed and a toddler is instead diagnosed with ADHD. Track what they eat and once they exhibit concerning behavior. Try eliminating suspicious foods to work out if the behavior changes.