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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Diet is good for preventing and controlling Asthma

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Health-Net: During this asthma can only be controlled so as not to frequent relapses. Apparently one of the ways you can do to prevent the recurrence of asthma is through diet and nutrition.

To date there is no diet to relieve symptoms of asthma, but there are steps that can be done to help reduce them, as quoted from Mayoclinic on Thursday July 21, 2011:

1. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables
This is because fruits and vegetables are a source of antioxidants like beta carotene and vitamins C and E that can help reduce swelling in the lungs and irritation (inflammation) caused by the breakdown of cells by chemicals.

2. Vitamin D
The study found that people with severe asthma that have low vitamin D levels. For people with asthma are expected to consume good sources of vitamin D such as milk, eggs, and fish like salmon and spent a few minutes outside the room to get the morning sun.

3. Avoiding the sulfite content in food
Sulfites are known to trigger asthma symptoms in some people. This material is usually used as a preservative, and use the name of the sulfur dioxide, potassium bisulfite or potassium metabisulfite, sodium bisulfate, sodium metabisulfite or sodium sulfite. Sulfites are commonly found in wine, dried fruit, shrimp, butter and canned vegetables.

4. Avoiding food allergens
Having asthma generally increase the risk of food allergy and food allergy reactions can cause of asthma symptoms. For that to know in advance whether he has a particular allergy or not.

5. Maintain a healthy weight
Excess weight can aggravate asthma, but losing weight can also increase symptoms of asthma. To know that a healthy weight that must be held to prevent and control asthma.

6. Reducing salt intake and increase omega 3
Several studies suggest eating less salt and increase foods rich in omega 3 (fish and whole grains) can reduce symptoms of asthma.

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