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10 amazing 'superfoods' that can help fight asthma naturally
Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the lungs that afflicts roughly 25 million Americans and is one of the most common allergy-triggered immune diseases of modern times. But a life marked by frequent and unexpected asthma attacks does not have to be the norm, especially if asthma sufferers make a conscious effort to incorporate anti-asthma "superfoods" into their normal diet. Here are 10 amazing superfoods that can help fight asthma naturally:
. The fruit with the highest known concentration of L-glutathione; avocado is an
excellent anti-asthma food that helps protect cells against free radical damage and detoxify
the body of pollutants and other harmful substances. Widely recognized as the "master"
antioxidant, enabling all other antioxidants to function, the L-glutathione in avocados helps
quells inflammation systemically and repair damaged gut health, a process that in turn helps
prevent triggers of asthma from engaging.
. An excellent source of all-natural vitamin C; kale possesses a unique ability to block
the free radicals responsible for causing contractions of smooth muscles in airway passages.
Kale is also a great source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant phytochemical capable of
both alleviating existing asthma symptoms and preventing future ones from forming.
. A study involving 68,535 female participants found that high intake of spinach is
directly correlated with a lowered risk of asthma. This may be due to the fact that spinach is
high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is
prevalent among people withand emergency intravenous (IV) treatments with
magnesium have been shown to help halt an asthma attack. Spinach is also high in potassium,
a deficiency of which is also said to exacerbate asthm
. A banana a day could keep asthma away, according to a 2011 study out of the U.K.
Researchers from Imperial College London
found that children who eat just one banana a day
reduce their risk of developing asthmatic symptoms such as wheezing by about 34 percent.
Bananas are also naturally high in fiber, which can help prevent respiratory conditions like
asthma from developing.
. For many of the people diagnosed with asthma, dehydration is the true cause of
their asthma symptoms. In fact, according to water expert Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, the
set of symptoms commonly labeled as asthma is actually just the body crying out for more
water. So unless you have aquagenic urticaria, also known as water allergy, it is definitely
worth your while to drink more clean, fluoride-free water every day to avoid developing
. Loaded with anti-inflammatory nutrients that pervade the entire body; ginger root
is another powerful anti-asthma herb that some people say works better than antihistamine
drugs like Benadryl at clearing up airways and stopping inflammation. And the best part about
ginger root is that it does not cause harmful side effects, which means you can safely add it to
everyday foods and beverages for good health.
. The inflammation responsible for swelling the lungs and constricting breathing
passages during an asthma attack is no match forthe active ingredient of which is
proving to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients in existence. Because it
helps dilate blood vessels and relax muscles, turmeric is a powerful weapon in keeping asthma
symptoms at bay.
. One of the richest plant-based sources of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant
compound, elderberry is an incredible immune-boosting fruit that helps fight colds, flu, and
respiratory illnesses like asthma. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center
(UMMC), quercetin is particularly effective at blocking the release of histamines and other
allergic and inflammatory chemicals in the body, including those associated with asthma.
. Similarly high in quercetin; apples have been shown to provide powerful protection
against asthma. A study out of Europe found that pregnant women who ate at least four
apples per week were 53 percent less likely to bear a child with doctor-confirmed asthma. And
the same study that linkedconsumption to lowered asthma symptoms also found that
children who drink apple juice are about 50 percent less likely to develop asthma symptoms.
10) Chia seed
. A powerhouse of omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and quercetinare another excellent addition to your anti-asthma diet. The omega-3s in chia seeds are known
to help decrease inflammation in both children and adults, as well as restore natural balance
to the lipid walls of cell membranes. A study involving the long-term use of omega-3
supplements in asthmatics has also confirmed that the nutrient can lead to a significant
reduction is asthma symptoms, particularly in those suffering from allergy-related asthma.
Sources for this article include:
Jonathan Benson, staff writer (NaturalNews)
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