• Running short of breath? Catch it at the dinner table.

    Running short of breath? Catch it at the dinner table.

    Asthma is one of the most common forms of lung disease in the world today. It is also the leading cause of childhood deaths and should not be taken lightly. When an asthma attack strikes it’s victim, he or she experiences labored breath, wheezing, chest tightness and constriction of the lungs causing a bronchospasm.
    Few asthmatic relate their attacks to meals, assuming because it is a lung-related disease, it must be caused by an airborne issue. Yet an asthma attack it can be precipitated by as simple an act as ingesting salicylate acid that is found in unripened fruit, particularly blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, dates, raisins, kiwi fruits, guavas, apricots, green pepper, olives, and tomatoes.
    There are a few ways at the dinner table to fight this shortness of breath. Eating foods rich and Omega-3 fatty acids help, examples are salmon and other cold water fish, sardines, macro and canola oil. Consuming fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C is a way to help fight bronchitis, which can contribute to the severity of asthma attacks. Chicken soup and it’s broth help thin bronchial mucus, which means less stress for the lungs. Adding these into a complete and well-rounded diet greatly increases the chances of asthma sufferers to prevent future attacks, while improving their health in general. Remembering to add these foods and will help you eat well and breath easier. Be sure to use these techniques the next time you’re running short of breath before coming to the dinner table.
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