Fighting Asthma With
Fighting Asthma With Healthy Foods. Asthma is a
respiratory disease that can sideline children and adults. It
is connected to the incidences of allergies that many
Asthma constricts air passages can cause
labored breathing, wheezing and coughing. The asthmatic can
pass out if symptoms are not controlled. After passing out the
patient can suffocate, which can lead to death. Children have a
70% chance of having asthma if both of their parents have
asthma. Asthma is not contagious but it is becoming alarmingly
There are due to the patient worrying about when the
next asthma attack will happen.
Doing something active to help your body fight asthma gives
you a sense of power, a feeling of well-being because you are
able to do something about your disease. It is important to
follow your healthcare providers instructions concerning
activity level, and any medications prescribed. It is also
important to see your healthcare provider on a regular basis so
you and your provider can monitor your symptoms.
Adult asthma cannot be cured, it can however, be
well-controlled with the use of medications, avoiding allergy
triggers and eating food that can help you relieve symptoms.
Asthma Triggers Asthma triggers can be allergic reactions to
irritants in the air on our skin or in our food sources,
breathing heavily, cold air, exercise, and also pollutants in
outside and inside air, and in our fabrics.
In order to take control of our asthma, we need to control
these triggers. One way is to control the food we consume. How
the food is grown, processed and prepared. Avoid processed
foods (boxed or canned foods) and buy and consume fresher foods
from farm markets, farm stands, and from our grocery produce
Here are some food tips that may help in your fight to
control your asthma: Give organically grown fruits and
vegetables a try. These foods are grown without pesticides that
can seep through the skin of the fruits and
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Cold water fish such as cod, salmon, mackerel, herring and
halibut contain fish oil that has been shown to be protective
against many diseases including asthma. Extra virgin olive oil
can be substituted in cooking. Use flax seeds to flavor food.
Rosemary, ginger and turmeric will also give value and are
seasonings for food. Wash all fresh fruits and vegetables
before eating them. Always wash your hands after picking fresh
fruits and vegetables and before eating.
Optimal lung health can be achieved by making
sure your diet or supplements contains these nutrients: Omega-3
fatty acids, magnesium, quercetin and vitamins B6 and C. Foods
rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are: salmon, tuna and trout Foods
that contain magnesium are: almonds, avocados, barley,
buckwheat, brazil nuts, chocolate, pumpkins seeds and sunflower
Use baby carrots instead of regular size and
try to avoid dipping them in creamy sauces. Use
condiments like relish and mustard instead of
If you love sour cream, cream cheese or
mayonnaise try to get used to the low-fat
Make your margarine choices for the light or
low in both saturated and trans fats ones and
go for tubs instead of sticks. Stay away from
butter if you can.
Foods that contain quercetin are apples,
cranberries, grapes, green cabbage, kale, onions, pears and
spinach. Foods that contain vitamins B6 and C are: avocados,
bananas, barley, bok choy, brown rice, chick-peas, chicken,
kiwi fruit, mangoes, oranges, pork, potatoes, red bell peppers,
red cabbage, salmon, strawberries and also tuna, all this
should help your asthma.