Foods for asthma, What you can eat and avoid to help asthma symptoms

Foods for asthma

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for everyone, especially for asthmatics, such as myself, because our lungs are more sensitive to the ingredients of some foods.

Foods to eat for Asthma:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables;
  • Grains, such as whole grain;
  • Drinking plenty of water and/or fresh fruit juices

Foods rich in vitamins C and E help maintain a healthier lung function through influencing in a positive direction the inflammatory response in lungs of asthmatics. Also, including more vitamins and a high level of nutrients helps keep a healthier and stronger immune system, which successfully helps to fight against colds and flu.

In addition, keeping healthy weight or losing weight helps maintain a healthier body and organism, thus, improving the lung function.

Foods to Avoid for Asthma

Sometimes certain foods can affect the asthma and worsen its condition by triggering asthma symptoms. Such foods include:

  • Eggs;
  • Cow’s milk;
  • Yeast products;
  • Some foods containing colourings and preservatives, such as sulphites;
  • Royal Jelly products;
  • Red wine

Red wine has always caused my asthma symptoms to appear, even with just the slightest sip! Alcohol in general causes my asthma flare ups and could also do the same to other asthmatics.

Food Allergies and Asthma

Food allergies may be one of the many triggers that can affect our asthma condition, and as such, they can trigger asthma attacks. This is why it is important to know if we are allergic to any type of foods and what they are.

We can find this out through a blood test for allergies.


It is important to let your doctor know if you have made or are planning to make any changes to your diet regarding foods affecting your asthma in either way, because such knowledge allows him/her to follow the progress of your asthma condition and treat you more effectively not only through medications, but through dietary advices as well.

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