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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.

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

Broccoli sprouts have been shown to increase the levels of antioxidant compounds that control airway inflammation associated with bronchial asthma. This week's smoothie combines broccoli sprouts with creamy avocado, sweet oranges, refreshing kiwis, and nutty sunflower seeds – all which contain compounds that are thought to fight asthma (learn here how these and other foods may help fight asthma). 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


Mandolines That Both Slice and Dice Vegetables

Have you ever wondered if there's a mandolin that dices vegetables and fruit, in addition to slicing produce? Some of the new-generation mandolins, such as Swissmar Borner's V-Power V-7000 mandolin pictured on the right, do just that: with a twist of the wrist, these compact kitchen helpers turn your favorite fresh (or cooked) ingredients into perfectly-shaped cubes for salads, gratins, salsa, snacks, soups and stews. In addition to dicing and slicing vegetables and fruit, many of these multi-functional kitchen tools also create julienne strips, waffle cuts, diamond-shaped cuts and crinkle cuts. Perfect if you're trying to incorporate more vegetables or fruit into your anti-ashtma diet!