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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.

How to Fight Asthma Naturally

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.


All of the key ingredients in this week's smoothie – purple sweet potato, blueberries and aronia berry juice – are supercharged with anthocyanins, flavonoid pigments that have been shown to inhibit airway inflammation in rodents. The potential anti-asthmatic properties of this intriguing smoothie are further boosted by sunflower seeds which are packed with magnesium and potassium, both of which have been associated with improved lung function and reduced risk of 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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In Focus This Month: Masticating Juicers for Spinach, Kale and Other Leafy Greens

Juicing green leafy vegetables is an excellent way to add anti-asthma nutrients – such as carotenoids, vitamin C, and folate – into your diet, without adding much sugar. However, the popular centrifugal juicers you see in the shops have been designed to extract juice from solid, juicy fruits, not from leafy greens. By contrast, masticating juicers which work by crushing and squeezing fruit and vegetables, rather than by grinding them, are extremely efficient at juicing leafy greens such spinach, kale and parsley. To learn more, check out this month's special feature on the best juicers for spinach and kale.