Healthy living is a life style and pertains to the air we breathe, the floor we walk on and the foods we eat. Eating the right foods and supporting our local farmers is an important part of it.
With this in mind, we want to share with you some common foods that can help you fight Asthma the natural way.
Asthma is is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by recurring symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Although there is no proven diet to cure asthma, there are foods that we can eat to help relieve or reduce symptoms.
Omega-3 fatty acids:
Studies at the University of Maryland Medical Center suggest that Omega-3 fatty acids may be able to reduce asthma symptoms. Omega-3s fight asthma because of their ability to reduce inflammation in the body. Goods sources of omega-3s include wild salmon, flaxseed, chia seeds and nuts.
Whole grains contain a numerous amount of nutrient and fiber.The most prominent is fiber. Including fiber rich whole grains in our daily diets can help with weight management. A study done at Carney Hospital showed a link between obesity and asthma. When weight gain goes above healthy levels, the risk of asthma increases. Carney Hospital recommends a diet rich in whole grains to promote a healthy immune system and effective weight management.
Veggies and fruits:
We all know how nutritious fruits and vegetables are. They may even be able to help with asthma symptoms. Fruits and veggies contain antioxidants and vitamins that boost the immune system. With a stronger immune system, our bodies become better at preventing diseases and infections. Fruits and vegetables also help with lung functions. Fruits rich in vitamin C such as oranges, berries, and melons are champions when it comes to combating asthma. Likewise, vitamin C rich vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli, and bell peppers help fight asthma symptoms.
Gingko biloba can help prevent and reduce the symptoms of bronchitis and asthma, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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