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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.


THIS WEEK'S SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE

This week's smoothie pairs magnesium-rich quinoa with bananas and oranges, both of which have been shown to prevent and reduce asthma symptoms in children (for details on how these and other foods help fight asthma, click here). The potential anti-ashtmatic properties of this smoothie are further boosted by guava nectar which is packed with vitamin C and lycopene, two important anti-ashtma nutrients. Click on the link below to view the recipe, as well as the beloved Tweak It! box which allows you to create a new variation of the basic recipe for every day of the week.

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HEALTHIFY YOUR KITCHEN


Electric Food Slicers Help Make Additive-Free Cold Cuts and All-Natural Sweet Treats

An electric food slicer may well turn out to be your new best friend in the kitchen. If common additives found in pre-packaged cold cuts trigger your asthma symptoms, a slicer can help you make your own deli-thin cold cuts free of unnatural additives. Plus, buying a piece of raw meat and roasting and slicing it yourself can really cut down your grocery bills! In addition, a good electric slicer, such as the Chef's Choice 610 slicer (pictured on the right), is the perfect companion for your food dehydrator: with these two kitchen essentials, fresh fruits will turn into perfect all-natural banana chips and dehydrated apple rings in a breeze. To learn more, check out this month's special feature: