Nutrition Guide for Asthma Sufferers:

How to Fight and Relieve Asthma Symptoms Naturally Through Nutrition

Your one-stop source for information on the optimal diet, the top 19 foods, and the best recipes for preventing and relieving asthma symptoms.

How to Fight Asthma Naturally

Asthma is a respiratory disorder affecting the airways of the lungs. The airways of asthma sufferers occasionally constrict, become inflamed, and start making more mucus, often in response to an allergen (such as cold air, exercise, infection, tobacco smoke, or emotional stress). This may result in symptoms like wheezing, coughing (especially at night), trouble breathing, or a feeling of constriction within the chest. Some asthmatics may have no symptoms for long periods of time but are then suddenly attacked by asthma symptoms, while others experience symptoms more frequently. Asthma has gained much public attention in recent years, as the condition is rapidly becoming more prevalent, afflicting almost 20 million Americans today. The most effective way of controlling asthma is identifying triggers of the attacks and limiting exposure to them. However, if trigger avoidance is insufficient, a number of drugs are available. Moreover, nutritional choices may also help reduce attacks and the severity of symptoms.

What you will find in this Guide

This Nutrition Guide for Asthma Sufferers aims to provide comprehensive information on how to fight asthma naturally at home with food and proper nutrition. The page you are currently viewing is the home page of the Guide — all the latest news and tips are published here, so be sure to bookmark this page! Other sections provide information on dietary habits and foods that can help fight and alleviate asthma symptoms as well as delicious anti-asthma recipes. You can navigate this Guide by using the menu on the right.

Important Notice: The information on this website, including the information above, has not been verified for correctness or completeness, and some of the information may not be correct. Information included on this website is not a substitute for professional nutrition advice or for professional medical or health advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment, making any changes to existing treatment or altering your current exercise or diet regimen.


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 (for details on how these and other foods and drinks help fight asthma, click here). 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.

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In Focus This Month: Automatic Yogurt Makers

Whole-fat dairy products have been shown to reduce the risk of asthma in some people, while low-fat dairy appears to have the opposite effect. If you like to eat your full-fat dairy in the form of organic yogurt but are fed up with the premium price tags of organic yogurt, you might want to consider investing in an automatic yogurt maker. The modern models are very easy to use, and they can really cut the grocery bills in the long term. To limit your and your family's exposure to BPA, a controversial chemical that may be linked to asthma, choose a model that comes with glass cups instead of plastic cups. To learn more about automatic yogurt makers, check out this month's special feature: Why Get a Yogurt Maker with Glass Cups?