5 FOODS FOR NATURAL ASTHMA RELIEF
  
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5 FOODS FOR NATURAL ASTHMA RELIEF



Published On: September 21, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Brian Martinez, Nebraska
Tag: Asthma, Health , Rating: 4.5

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There are almost 25 million Americans suffering from asthma and most of them are children. Asthma inhalers and steroid, which are included in the conventional treatments, may cause negative side effects. But, fortunately, there are many natural foods that can make symptoms easily bearable.

There are almost 500.000 asthma related visits in the American hospitals each year. According to this fact, there are almost 1.75 million visits in American hospitals in general. This information was calculated by the asthma and allergy foundation of America.

You think this numbers are astonishing? Try to “digest” the information that there are over $18 billion spent on asthma treatment, deaths caused by asthma etc. in the American hospitals only. Those are annually calculations

It is estimated that there are over 300 million people in the world suffering from asthma. It is believed that this number will increase over time, or, there will be 100 million more people suffering from this disease by the year 2025. There are 250.000 deaths in the world caused by this nasty disease.

Breathing difficulties and shortness of breath are the symptoms followed by asthma. Besides the fact that asthma medications can cause bad side effects, which can take a toll on the health, this illness cost the economy millions of dollars.

Besides pills, you can sort of treat this disease with fresh organic vegetables and fruits. When it comes to health, 100% natural plants do not cause side effects but can only give you benefits.

Free radicals, also known as cell-damaging chemicals can cause inflammation, lung swelling, and chest tightness but the following natural foods we are about to present can help you reduce them all.

This is due to the fact that natural foods are very rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C and E. These antioxidants will fight the free radicals in order to improve your health.

These are the five most beneficial foods when it comes to reducing asthma symptoms:



1

 

BANANAS

 

Kids who eat bananas every day have 34% lower chance of getting asthmatic symptoms such as wheezing, researches show. Bananas are one of the riches sources of vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, and can help in relaxing the bronchial muscle tissue.

This is due to the production of compounds triggered by the banana itself. Since almost every kid likes bananas you can boost your kid’s energy by mixing smoothies and/or cereals with this amazing fruit.

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AVOCADOS

 

Avocados contain glutathione. This is a substance that fights free radicals and improves your overall health. This fruit can also help you improve your breathing because it fights harmful compounds and it detoxifies the body. Avocados can also improve cardiovascular health, improve your sight and stabilize blood sugar levels. You can eat avocados raw or as an addition to salads or a smoothie.

5 FOODS FOR NATURAL ASTHMA RELIEF
  

3

 

GARLIC

 

Garlic is very powerful antioxidant which can relieve asthma symptoms because it has very high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and unstable molecules that cause contraction of airway’s smooth muscles. Raw garlic can also help you when it comes to allergic reactions and inflammation caused by high levels of histamines in the body.

This magical vegetable can boost up the production of the lipid molecules known as prostacyclins in the body. This way the airways will be open and the breathing will be easier. As you can see, garlic is an amazing vegetable with many health benefits. Feel free to call this vegetable guardian of the cardiovascular system and overall health.

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SUNFLOWER SEEDS

 

People suffering from asthma are recommended to eat sunflower seeds on a regular basis. These seeds are rich in nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. You can reduce asthma effects by eating one cup of sunflower seeds because they contain one third of the daily recommended selenium amount.

Selenium helps asthma patients to reduce symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Eating small amounts of these calorific seeds can help you maintain clean airways and normal breathing.

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PARSLEY

 

Parsley can help you get rid of mucus formed in the airways because it contains phlegm. This healthy plant will relieve chest muscle and reduce the pain cause when coughing. By regularly eating parsley you can expel the buildup mucus in your airways. You can consume parsley in many different ways. It can be eaten raw, as an addition to salads, smoothies or it can be drunk as tea.

These are just some of the foods that can relieve asthma symptoms without steroid treatments and chemical packed inhalers. But before you quit your treatment you must consult your doctor.

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