Nutrition

People with asthma can discover healthy eating habits, recommendations for foods to enjoy and to avoid, ways to stay well when it comes to eating. As with all TalkingAsthma content, this information is for educational purposes only and not medical advice.

The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs—And the Ones You Should Avoid

When it comes to your health, what you put into your body goes a long way. That’s no different for your lungs. If you’re concerned about warding off lung cancer, repairing any damage that you may have done over the years with smoking, or managing an existing lung condition, such as COPD or asthma, listen up.

While you should always consult a doctor if you’re concerned about anything regarding your lungs, there are specific foods that you can eat that have been scientifically proven to be able to make a difference in the health of your lungs. Here are the best foods that are good for your lungs that experts recommend, plus tips on what to avoid. Get ready to stock up and chow down in the name of your lung health!

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The Link Between Asthma and Food Allergies

Asthma and food allergies may be more closely linked than previously thought. Even beyond the fact that people with food allergies are at higher risk of developing asthma than people without them, there is evidence that having asthma increases the risk of a severe allergic event—including a potentially life-threatening, whole-body reaction known as anaphylaxis.

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The 7 Best Teas for Asthma Relief

Asthma is a chronic disorder that affects the lining of your airways, which become inflamed and narrow, resulting in symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness

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The Best Foods and Worst Foods for Asthma

Since asthma involves inflammatory processes, foods that impact inflammation may trigger symptoms and influence the severity of asthma attacks in some people. Allergic reactions to various foods can also trigger asthma symptoms. Nutrients including vitamins C, D, and E, as well as selenium, fiber, and certain types of fats, can all play a role in asthma management.

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