Healthy Food

Healthy Food List #3: Best Nutrition For Asthma (And A Healthy Lung)

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Avoid food that makes you fat. Obesity is associated with more severe asthma.

Coffee (containing caffeine) will only provide a little relief for an hour or two.

Avoid foods that bring allergy-like symptoms - Allergies can trigger asthma symptoms.

Eat food rich in anti-oxidants: Research shows that people eating food rich with vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, magnesium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids have lower rates of asthma. 

Eat  fruits and foods with vitamins C and E and omega-3 fatty acids. 

The Mediterranean diet, rich in nuts and fruits like grapes, apples, and tomatoes may help reduce asthma-like symptoms.

Avoid trans fats and omega-6 fatty acids (found in some margarines and processed foods): Research shows these foods may worsen asthma.

Take smaller meals, cut down on alcohol, and any food that triggers GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder): 70% of people suffering from GERD have asthma.