Diet for the prevention and treatment of Asthma
Asthma is a common chronic disorder of the respiratory narrows paths and inflamed, which leads to difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. American doctors Committee presented evidence of what food the disease to promote, and which lead to a relief. This research offers hope that a change in Diet could be helpful for the treatment and prevention of Asthma.
Researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, show how a plant-based diet can help Asthma prevention and treatment, while dairy products and fat-rich food can the risk and aggravate the course increase. The results of the investigation were published in the journal “Nutrition Reviews”.
Asthma is widely used
“Asthma is a disease of the more than 25 million Americans are affected,” explains study author Dr. Hana Kahleova, Director of clinical research for the physicians Committee. According to the German lung Foundation e. V. of around eight million people are affected in Germany.
What foods help and which harm?
The researchers provide evidence that certain foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other ballast-rich substance nutrition is advantageous for the relief and prevention of Asthma can be. However, other foods such as dairy products and food with high levels seem to worsen in saturated fatty acids the course.
Several studies show the effect
As one study showed, for example, that a group of people experienced with Asthma less frequently, severe symptoms and less on asthma medication were instructed, after they took for eight weeks a plant-based food. In a control group with a mixed diet, this effect did not. In another study, the asthma patient took internally and patients, a year-long plant food and improvement of the vital capacity determined – a measure of the amount of air that can be expelled.
As it comes to the positive evaluations?
The researchers suggest that a plant-based diet is advantageous because it is proven to reduce systemic inflammation, the Asthma can worsen. Even if this is not yet proved sufficient to see the researchers in the high fiber content, as well as in the high levels of antioxidants and flavonoids in the plant-based diet the reason for the positive effects.
Milk products as asthmatics avoid
The investigation also comes to the conclusion that the consumption can increase milk products, the risk for Asthma and the symptoms worsen. A study from the year 2015, showed that children who consumed a lot of dairy products, had a higher likelihood of developing Asthma, than children who participated less dairy products.
In another study, children with Asthma were divided into either a control group, in making no change in Diet, or in an experimental group, in which they renounced for eight weeks on milk products and eggs. After the waiver of dairy products, the peak exhalation rate improved in the experimental group with the plant-based diet with 22 percent, while the children are recorded in the control group a decrease of 0.6 percent.
Saturated fats as asthmatics avoid
A high fat intake, consumption of saturated fats and low fiber intake were associated with inflammation of the respiratory tract, and deterioration of lung function in Asthma patients. “This groundbreaking research shows that plant foods and avoiding dairy products and other fat-rich foods is an effective means for the prevention and treatment of Asthma can be,” says Dr. Kahleova. (vb)
More information on Asthma, see the article: bronchial Asthma – causes, symptoms and treatment.