Are you Asthmatic? Can you Prevent it by Changing Your Diet?

written by Yoga David 13th August 2013


Asthma is caused by bronchi muscles contraction in spasms causing obstruction of air. The bronchi are the air tubes in the lungs. Causing difficulty in breathing and extreme difficulty may be experienced when breathing out.

There are no specific food or supplements that can necessarily minimize airway inflammation of asthma, but what we know is that too much caffeine is not advisable because it may increase an hour or two of bronchodilation.

Generally asthma prevention goes along way with a series of good diet supplemented by regular exercises too, this is because obese people tend to have severe asthma attacks.

There may be increased cases of asthma in Kenya that are not that much documented but they can still be attributed to changing diet and lifestyle.

Eating of less natural food compared to too much processed food could result to increased asthma development. This has been cited in many researches but the connection is still inconclusive.



Research shows that eating food rich in vitamins C and E beta-carotene, flavonoids, magnesium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce risk for asthma development. Avoid Trans fats and omega-6 fatty acids.

Finally before you make any changes to your eating habits it is advisable to consult your doctor or a Asthma Specialist. In regards to your diagnosis the doctor may give you the best advice on how to change the diet to your health specifics.

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