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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

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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Silicone-Covered Glass Water Bottles: BPA-Free and Portable

Silicone-wrapped glass water bottles, such as Eco Vessel's Surf Glass bottle pictured on the right, are all the rage among eco-minded and health-conscious consumers, and for good reason: glass is recyclable and naturally free from a controversial chemical known as BPA (BPA has been linked to asthma and a number of other health problems). Glass is also odorless, and the liquids and foods that come in contact with it won't be tainted with an unpleasant plasticky or metallic smell or taste. And because these new-generation water bottles are covered with a protective silicone sleeve, they are also durable and portable – perfect to take to the gym, office or school! To learn more about these trendy non-toxic water bottles, check out this month's special feature: