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Salad Recipes for Asthmatics

Are you looking for ideas for salads that can help prevent and control symptoms in asthmatic adults and children? If so, you have come to the right place. In this section of HealWithFood.org'sNutrition Guide to Fighting Asthma you will find salad recipes that call for anti-asthma foods, that is, foods that are considered suitable for asthma sufferers.

Super-Nutritious Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cranberries

This super healthy salad combines ingredients that provide substantial amounts of anti-asthma nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, magnesium, potassium, and quercetin. What's more, it contains some omega-3 fatty acids (provided by the broccoli). Note: this recipe contains dairy.
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Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Romaine lettuce and carrots provide an abundance of beta-carotene and vitamin C, both of which help alleviate asthma symptoms due to their antioxidant powers. Salmon and radishes are also beneficial as they possess strong anti-inflammatory properties.
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Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tomatoes are known to possess several extraordinary properties that make them exceptional at preventing asthma and alleviating asthma symptoms. Their most notable quality: they contain lycopene which can reduce lung inflammation in asthmatic adults. Red onions, another key ingredient in this salad, possess strong anti-inflammatory properties which may also help alleviate asthma in some people.
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Ginger and Cucumber Salad

Ginger, one of the oldest spices in the world, is well known for its cold treating powers, but it may also help alleviate symptoms in asthmatic adults and children. These asthma fighting properties of ginger are thought to be attributable to gingerols, strong anti-inflammatory substances that also give ginger its distinctive flavor.
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Salmon Salad

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Also tomatoes and onions contain several extraordinary properties that make them exceptional at preventing asthma and alleviating asthma symptoms.
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Carrot and Avocado Salad

Avocados are well known for their contribution to beautiful skin, but these delicious creamy fruits can also be help alleviate asthma symptoms. Avocados are at the top of the list of foods with the highest concentration of glutathione, an unsung health promoting compound with widespread functions. Glutathione has been shown to protect cells against free radical damage and to detoxify foreign substances such as pollutants. Further, without glutathione other antioxidants could not function efficiently. Avocados are also a good source of vitamin E, particularly for people whose asthma is linked to a nut allergy (nuts are one of the most common healthy sources of vitamin E).
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Arugula, Avocado and Tomato Salad

The glutathione and vitamin E in avocados protects cells against free radical damage. Also the tomatoes in this salad may help alleviate asthma symptoms. In one study with 32 asthmatic adults, those who were given tomato extract rich in lycopene had a lower rate of lung inflammation than those who received a placebo.
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Carrot Fennel Cucumber Salad

Provided that you're not allergic to citrus fruits, this summery salad works like magic to soothe your soul—and bronchial airways. The airway soothing properties of this salad are due to the wide range of anti-asthma nutrients found in this salad. These nutrients include rosmarinic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamin C, and vitamin E.
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Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs two powerful root vegetables to create an excellent natural remedy for fighting asthma. Beets are packed with magnesium, which helps reduce constricted airways by relaxing the muscles around the bronchial tubes, while carrots are loaded with beta-carotene. 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.
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Chicken and Apple Salad

This recipe pairs juicy chicken with crunchy apples and luscious grapes to create a culinary hit that is sure to please almost everyone. Chicken, apples, and grapes rarely cause allergic reactions, so this salad is also well suited for those who suffer from asthma. In addition, the apples in this salad possess some extraordinary properties that may be protective against asthma. One study discovered that pregnant women who ate apples protected their child from developing asthma. Another study found that by drinking apple juice daily children could reduce their chance of suffering from wheezing by 50 percent.
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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 checking out the section that provides 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.

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