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Asthma and Diet—What Works And What To Avoid?

Jun 24, 2017
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What To Eat

Asthma and Diet: Eat magnesium rich foods like spinach

Magnesium-rich Foods

Adding magnesium-rich foods to your diet can help reduce asthma flare ups and the usage of corticosteroid inhalers (anti-inflammatories). Magnesium sulfate (a combination of magnesium, sulfur and oxygen) is generally used in stopping attacks associated with this condition by relaxing smooth muscle cells.

Some examples of magnesium-rich foods are:

  • Spinach
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Salmon
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Dark leafy vegetables
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Mahesh Jayaraman
Mahesh is a hormone health counsellor & holistic health expert. He has a Mastery Certification in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis from the US, is certified in Functional Nutrition from Washington State University and uses a wide array of healing modalities to guide his clients to vibrant health and well-being.

References:

Milk consumption and mucus production in children with asthma https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279269/ Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC442131/ Effects of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on Risk of Asthma, Wheezing and Immune Responses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5409680/