Sunday, 1 November 2015

Which foods to have in case of asthma?

Healthy lunch ideas to keep asthma at bay

1. The hallmark feature of asthma is inflammation and tightening of the airways, and salt can contribute to inflammation by causing fluid retention.
 So make sure you order a no salt lunch from outside and add in the minimum possible quality when you sit down to eat it. Also avoid pickles, papads and other processed foods which are high in salt content.

2.  A diet for asthma should focus on overall nutrition and be high in anti-oxidants. It should incorporate foods rich in magnesium(bananas, dried figs) vitamin C(red berries, red & green bell peppers, tomatoes, Broccoli spinach, kiwifruit, sweet lime & orange), vitamin B6(potatoes, bananas,beans, spinach and fortified cereals) , and omega-3 Fatty acids(flax seeds)
To add them to your lunch you can have a bowl of salads with a choice of carrots, cabbage and beetroot.
You can have chapattis with the choice of vegetables mentioned above.
If possible you can take 1 tablespoon of soaked flaxseed daily sprinkled over your salads and vegetables for lunch

3.  Also its found that caffeinated coffee might modestly improve airway function for up to four hours after it is consumed, when compared with drinking decaf Joe. "Caffeine is a bronchodilator that may improve airflow,"  For the same reason, black tea might be beneficial as well. 

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