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Asthma Diet: Avoid Food Triggers to Reduce Attacks

Do you have an allergy to food? If so, is there an asthma diet that can help you reduce symptoms?

I’ve had enough with my allergies and asthma. Frankly, I don’t even know if I officially have allergies, and if I do, what I am allergic to. When I went to my doctor a couple years ago, I was told that I have a mild case of asthma. But, nothing really regarding an allergy.

It’s time for me to start doing something about it, because it is a life-hindering issue. While I don’t have problems every day, I do often have issues with coughing attacks that interrupt my day, and are frankly embarrassing when around other people.

When I decided to research this article, it was just as much for my own good as providing information for other asthma and food allergy sufferers.

If you have issues with allergies and/or asthma, and you’re not quite sure what to do about it other than “throw medicine” at the problem, you need to know what foods trigger attacks. While there is no diet that has been proven to cure asthma, the following are some of the foods known to trigger attacks:

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Shrimp (and other shellfish)
  • Pickled food
  • Peanuts
  • Processed potatoes
  • Dried fruit

Food Allergy Symptoms

Most people with food allergies experience symptoms such as hives, rash, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In my case, I get an itchy throat, cough uncontrollably, and even sometimes experience a closing of my throat.

How to Beat Food Allergies and Asthma Attacks

Other than going to an allergy specialist, the only way you can beat a food allergy or asthma attack brought on by food is to eliminate the trigger foods. If you can do without all of them, great. If you want to narrow it down to only the foods that trigger your reactions, maybe reintroduce one food at a time to see how you react.

Also read:

Treat Asthma with the Raw Food Diet

Vitamin D Deficiency Makes Asthma Worse

(image: healthheap.com)

June 15th, 2010

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