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Breakfast Recipes for Fighting Asthma

Do you need of ideas for breakfast dishes that can help prevent and control asthma? If so, you have come to the right place. In this section of the Guide to Fighting Asthma you will find breakfast recipes that call for foods rich in nutrients that are thought to be effective at fighting asthma:

Omega-3 Omelet with Carrots and Tomatoes

Provided that your asthma is not linked to an allergy to eggs, this carotenoid-rich breakfast omelet can be of help in treating asthma. The carrots in this omelet are brimming with beta-carotene while tomatoes are packed with lycopene. Beta-carotene is a fat soluble antioxidant that combats free radicals which cause contraction of airway smooth muscles. Lycopene, another carotenoid with high antioxidant activity, has been shown to be particularly effective at controlling exercise-induced asthma.
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Oat and Banana Muesli

According to a British study, children who eat just one banana a day had a 34% lower chance of developing asthmatic symptoms such as wheezing. The results where not surprising considering that bananas are one of the best sources of pyridoxine, commonly known as vitamin B6. Pyridoxine plays a critical role in the production of certain molecules that have been shown to help relax bronchial smooth muscle tissue.
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Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts

Not only are these whole wheat breakfast muffins full of flavor, they also contain ingredients that help fight asthma. Bananas help relax bronchial smooth muscle tissue, and walnuts can help fight asthma attacks due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
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Antioxidant Muffins

These scrumptious muffins feature blueberries and pecans, two antioxidant powerhouse foods. Blueberries top the list of berries with the highest antioxidant capacity, and pecans—along with walnuts and chestnuts—have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the tree nut family.
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Carrot Muffins

You've probably heard that carrots are good for vision, but did you know that they may also be helpful for people susceptible to asthma? In one study, women who ate the most carrots were found to have a 20% lower risk of asthma than women with the lowest intakes. These beneficial effects are likely to be linked to high concentration of beta-carotene in carrots, but also the vitamin C contained in carrots may play a role.
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Buckwheat Pancakes with Bananas

Unlike most other pancake recipes, this one requires neither eggs nor dairy, making this dessert generally suitable for people with asthma (eggs and dairy are among the most common food triggers of asthma attacks). All key ingredients in this dessert—buckwheat, bananas, and brown rice syrup—are considered hypoallergenic, which means that they are among the foods that are least likely to cause allergic reactions in humans. In addition, bananas have been shown to have strong asthma-fighting qualities.
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Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients. Note
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Oat and Buckwheat Muesli with Pears and Grapes

Indulging in a bowl of this super-healthy muesli for breakfast is an excellent way to start a day. Pears, a key ingredient in this breakfast dish, have been shown to protect against asthma. Also resveratrol, a substance found in the skins of red grapes, may help asthma sufferers.
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Oat Muesli with Apples and Raspberries

This dairy-free recipe features apples and raspberries, two great sources of quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is known to possess strong antioxidant, anti-histamine, and anti-inflammatory properties which help alleviate asthma.
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Omega-3 Omelet with Red Onions and Capers

Provided that you are not allergic or sensitive to eggs, this omelet may be of great help if you suffer from asthma. Onions, particularly red onions, as well as capers are among the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has been shown to relieve asthma. What's more, this omelet provides plenty of omega-3 fatty acids which are known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Want More Recipes?

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 list of the best anti-asthma foods.