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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

You may have already read here that high intakes of bananas and citrus fruit have been linked to reduced risk of asthma in children and that ginger contains gingerols, strong anti-inflammatory compounds. This week's smoothie recipe uses bananas, oranges and ginger to create an invigorating smoothie that will make your taste buds dance. Click on the link below to view the complete ingredient list and instructions, 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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A Meat Grinder Gives Your More Control Over Your Food

Grinding meat at home, instead of buying pre-packaged ground meat, is a great way to have more control over the origin and freshness of your food. And the best thing is, you don' have to stick to beef and pork – you can also grind fish, chicken and game meat! Now, while it's possible to grind meat in a food processor, you might want to consider getting a standalone meat grinder if you plan on grinding meat on a regular basis. You can choose either a hand-crank meat grinder, such as LEM Product's manual meat grinder pictured above, or one of the more modern electric models. If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer at home, you could also just get one of the compact meat grinder attachments designed to fit KitchenAid mixers in order to save some storage space. To learn more about meat grinders and their benefits, check out this month's special feature: