Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.
There’s no asthma diet that will eliminate your symptoms. But there are some foods that may help to relieve asthma.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and veggies are a good place to start. They’re full of chemicals called antioxidants like beta carotene and vitamins E and C. Beta carotene-rich vegetables, such as carrots and leafy greens. Magnesium-rich foods, such as spinach and pumpkin seeds.
Vitamin D-Rich Food
Fatty fish like salmon and swordfish, followed by milk, eggs, and orange juice are often “fortified” with vitamin D.Take foods like these may strengthen the response of your immune system and could lessen swelling in your airways.
Nuts and Seeds
Vitamin E in nuts and seeds is good for asthma. Almonds, hazelnuts, and raw seeds are good sources, as well as cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale. Vitamin E has tocopherol, a chemical that could help cut how much you cough and wheeze from your asthma.
Mediterranean diet which is made up of lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts might be helpful for you if you are suffering from asthma.
Foods made from tomatoes seem to help people with asthma. Scientists think it may be the lycopene that helps most, but more research is needed.
Avocado, with its high levels of L-glutathione, protects our cells from free radical damage (such as histamine). This trendy fruit can be prepared in a variety of ways, because it is literally considered “the master of antioxidants.”
Mixing 1 tsp. of honey in a cup of warm water (3x a day) removes phlegm from your throat and treats asthma symptoms.Posted on March 19, 2019