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What is the Anti-Asthma Diet - How Does it Affect Kids
Not many people are aware that early protection can actually prevent asthma in children, but it is possible to help children who may be prone to asthma and asthmatic-type properties.
The Anti-Asthma Diet is really simple. It essentially eliminates fatty foods, excess meats, and even junk foods. The diet calls for more fruits and vegetables to be consumed on a daily basis.
The diet basically monitors and limits foods that may also cause an allergic reaction, which may include foods such as nuts, dairy, eggs, fish, soy, shellfish, and wheat. Some asthma attacks may be brought on by an allergic reaction to food consumption, so by limiting and even avoiding these foods, the attack can be prevented.
The asthma diet also is set to elliminate food additives that can trigger an asthma attack. These additives may include sulfites and sulfur dioxide, which are commonly added to dried fruit, condiments, and various beverages. Various preservatives such as benzoate preservatives, BHA and BHT, atificial colors such as Yellow 5, and flavorings like monosodium glutamate and aspartame.
Control Asthma with Diet
Becuase we can't always blame genetics and environment for the cause of asthma, it's about time that someone focused on diet.
There have been many studies on children in various countries and overall situations, and what's been seen is that those children in rural areas that consume the least amount of fruits and vegetables tend to develop asthma and/or allergies, and those children who consume more produce tend to have less risk.
This particular concept doesn't apply, so much, to adults, but mostly with children, who actually tend to suffer more asthma-related symptoms than adults.
It's thought that the produce contains the essential vitamins to help boost the immune system. These vitamins and minerals help fight diseases, reduce inflammation, and help the body cope. Vitamins A, C, and E, act as antioxidants that help reduce airway stress and tissue damage, which end up helping manage and potentially prevent asthma.
Healthy Diets for Children
Disclaimer: Please be aware that the advice in this article should in no way replace that of a licensed physician. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor so that you can determine your diagnosis and the best treatment.