Add these to your daily diet as there is no specific diet recommended for Asthma
- Vitamin D-rich foods, such as milk and eggs
- Beta carotene-rich vegetables, such as carrots and leafy greens
- Magnesium-rich foods, such as spinach and pumpkin seeds
These are some nutrients and foods that may help support lung function
- Getting enough vitamin D may help reduce the number of asthma attacks in children age 6-15, Sources of vitamin D include salmon, milk, fortified milk, fortified orange juice, and eggs.
- Good sources of beta carotene are carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, broccoli, and spinach.
- An apple a day may keep asthma away, apples were associated with a lower risk of asthma and increased lung function.
- Bananas might decrease wheezing due to asthma in children. This may be due to the fruit’s antioxidant and potassium content, which may improve lung function.
- Children age 11-19 who had low magnesium levels also had low lung flow and volume. Kids can improve their magnesium levels by eating magnesium-rich foods like spinach, pumpkin seeds, chard, dark chocolate, and salmon.
There are also some Foods to avoid
- Sulfites are a type of preservative that may worsen asthma, these are found in wine, dried fruits, pickled food, maraschino cherries, shrimp, and bottled lemon and lime juice.
- Eating large meals or foods that cause gas puts pressure on your diaphragm, especially if you have acid reflux. This may cause chest tightness and trigger asthma flares.
- Some people with asthma may be sensitive to salicylates found in coffee, tea, and some herbs and spices.
- People with food allergies may also have asthma. Dairy products, shellfish, wheat, and tree nuts are among the most common allergens.
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