Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.
Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma. About 7 million of these people are children.
People with asthma attacks are allergic and sensitive. Due to the irritation caused in the lungs, the muscles become tightened and the increase of phlegm production in the throat develops more and more.
Most of the people suffering from this lung disease use inhalers in order to relieve the symptoms. The patient can easily take the inhaler around since it is practical and small, and can use it in case of sudden asthma attack. Nevertheless, the inhaler is not so good for your health if used constantly because it contains lots of chemicals and even steroids.
Instead of treating this lung disease with an inhaler, you can opt for natural solutions and healthier diet. Therefore, you should be familiar with the foods that should be avoided or that are recommended regarding this issue.
Here are the recommended meals and ingredients for people who suffer from asthma:
- Half a bunch of capsicum, 2 ½ bunches of watercress, ½ a cup of lemon juice, ¼ of cucumber, and one pineapple;
- Lemon juice and small glass of juice wheat grass;
- 6 stalks of celery, a bunch of spinach, ¼ a cup of lemon juice, a bunch of parsley, and 2 green apples;
- 1 cucumber, ½ a lemon, 3 bulbs of ripe lemongrass;
- 1 cup of cranberry juice, 1 pomegranate, 2 cups of strawberry juice;
- 1 fennel, 8 stalks of kale, ½ a lemon, 3 pieces of radish, and ¼ of pineapple.
Here are the foods that should be avoided if you want to minimize the asthma attacks:
- Vegetable oils that contain corn and flower matahar as they are proved to lead to inflammation of the respiratory tract;
- Citrus fruit;
- Alcohol and soft drinks,
- Sodium and monosodium glutamate, which can cause narrowing of the bronchial tubes and lead to asthma attacks,
- Foods of animal origin such as eggs, milk, meat.