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Drink Recipes for Fighting Asthma
Are you on the lookout for ideas for smoothies, juices and other drinks that can help prevent and relieve asthma symptoms? If so, you have come to the right place. In this section of HealWithFood.org'sNutrition Guide to Fighting Asthma you will find drink recipes that call for foods rich in nutrients that can help ease symptoms in asthmatic individuals. So get your Vitamix out, and start blending!
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One study found that children who drank apple juice daily were half as likely to suffer from wheezing as those who drank it less than once a month. Bananas were found to exert a similar, albeit a weaker, benefit. See the Recipe
This dairy-free smoothie is bursting with vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C, and quercetin. What's more, both the raspberries and the ground flaxseed add healthful omega-3 fatty acids to this delectable anti-asthma smoothie. See the Recipe
All of the key ingredients in this week's smoothie – apple juice, bananas and oranges – have been shown to prevent and reduce asthma symptoms in children. The potential anti-asthmatic properties of this refreshing smoothie are further boosted by the addition of flaxseed, a source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, and baobab powder, one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C. As you may already know, vitamin C enhances your body's ability to break down histamine, an inflammatory substances that plays a key role in the development of asthma symptoms. See the Recipe
This thirst quenching smoothie is ideal for hot summer days. But it is also great for people with asthma as watermelon is literally brimming with lycopene, a type of carotenoid that has been shown to be particularly effective at controlling exercise-induced asthma. In addition to lycopene, this drink contains plenty of beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. See the Recipe
A vast body of evidence suggests that pears can provide increased protection against asthma. Also ginger is thought to aid in the treatment of asthma as it contains gingerols, strong anti-inflammatory substances that also give ginger its distinctive flavor. See the Recipe
Sweet cherries, the star of this week's smoothie, provide a hearty helping of vitamin C, an important anti-asthma nutrient
. They are also rich in anthocyanins, flavonoid pigments that have been shown to inhibit lung inflammation in animals. Coconut water, in turn, is loaded with magnesium and potassium, both of which have been associated with improved lung function and reduced risk of asthma. The sunflower seeds add even more magnesium and potassium to this already nutrient-packed mixture, while the bananas add that desired creaminess. See the Recipe
A high consumption of pears has been directly linked to increased protection against asthma. Also mint is thought to aid in the treatment of asthma as it can act as a relaxant and give relief in congestion. See the Recipe
For more recipes that can help keep asthma symptoms at bay, visit the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Fighting Asthma.
You may also be interested in exploring our pages dedicated to providing more general diet tips on how to prevent and control asthma symptoms. Be also sure to check out the overview of the best anti-asthma foods.
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