World Asthma Day 2019: Foods to Fight Asthma
World Asthma Day, which is held on the first Tuesday in May. Asthma is one of the most common allergy-triggered immune diseases of modern times. Fruits are good sources of vitamins but some can set off allergic reactions. Stock your pantry with food items that are medically-proven to fight asthma.
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.
Spinach is a great source of magnesium, which improves symptoms of asthma. Studies show that people with asthma tend to have lower blood and tissue levels of magnesium, and increasing magnesium intake in the long run can reduce the incidence of asthma attacks. Spinach is also high in B vitamins which help reduce stress related asthma attacks.
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.