Free One Day Anti Inflammatory Meal Plan
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Nutritionally Designed Asthma Diet Plans
Asthma is an adaptive biological response gone bad. The good news is asthma symptoms can be minimized or eliminated without drugs. Because some foods appear as antigens to the antibody side of the immune system, it is not surprising that asthma is strongly tied to food allergies1. Removing sensitive foods from the diet can provide significant relief from asthma, especially in children2. Isolating a person’s specific allergens through food sensitivity tests is recommended for people with asthma. However, these tests can cost a couple hundred dollars. The diet plans presented here eliminate many of the common allergens that trigger asthma while increasing foods that contain nutrients that are known to reduce asthma. These meal plans also give guidelines on how to eliminate other allergens that are not so common. The beauty is that each of these meal plans is completely nutritionally balanced and good for the long term.
Asthma Meal Plans
Scientific studies have tied asthma to nutrition status. One study showed that people who ate at fast food restaurants and had the lowest intake of vegetables, fiber, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium had the highest risk for asthma3. Another study showed that high caloric intake and high intake of saturated fats was associated with asthma. The same study showed that monounsaturated fats lowered the risk for asthma4. The meal plans here keep saturated fats in perspective while boosting mono and poly-unsaturated fats.
A vegan diet can help with asthma. In one study 36 asthma patients were placed on a vegan diet. They suffered bronchial asthma for an average of 12 years. All were receiving long-term medication, 20 including cortisone. Of the 35, 24 completed the study. 71% reported improvement at 4 months, and 92% reported improvement at 1 year. In almost all cases, medication was withdrawn or drastically reduced5. A finely tuned vegan diet like the one recommended above can only increase your chances of success.
Flavonoids are plant based nutrients that impact asthma directly. By blocking the release of histamine instead of acting on histamine receptors, the bioflavonoid quercetin reduces allergic reactions more safely than many conventional drugs6. For those of us that don't like taking pills there is good news. One study showed that just by eating a diet high in foods containing quercetin, hesperedin and naringenin one can lower their risk of asthma7. The meal plans above include foods high in these nutrients.
Imagine a diet plan that eliminates all the most common sensitive foods and at the same time increases all the plant based nutrients that have been shown to reduce asthma. Now imagine that food plan contains all the necessary nutrients a person needs for long term health. That is exactly what you will get when you buy a therapeutic meal plan listed in this page.
- ^ Baker, J C, Ayres, J G. Diet and asthma. Respir Med. Vol. 94 Issue 10 Pg. 925-34 (Oct 2000) pg 925
- ^ Armentia, A. et. al. Allergy after ingestion or inhalation of cereals involves similar allergens in different ages. Clinical & Experimental Allergy Volume 32 Issue 8, Pages 1216 – 1222. 2001. pg 1222
- ^ Hijazi, Nariman, et al. Diet and childhood asthma in a society in transition: a study in urban and rural Saudi Arabia. Thorax 2000;55:775-779. pg 779
- ^ Huang, Song-Lih. Pan, Wen-Harn. Dietary fats and asthma in teenagers: analyses of the first Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT). Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Volume 31 Issue 12, 1875 – 1880 Published Online: 20 Dec 2001. pg 1880
- ^ Lindahl O. et al. Vegan regimen with reduced medication in the treatment of bronchial asthma. J Asthma. 1985;22(1):45-55.(PubMed) pg 45
- ^ Miller AL. The etiologies, pathophysiology, and alternative/complementary treatment of asthma. Altern Med Rev. 2001 Feb;6(1):20-47. pg 45
- ^ Knekt P, Kumpulainen J, et al. Flavonoid intake and risk of chronic diseases. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Sep;76(3):560–8. pg 560
Last updated 10-06-2010