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Updated: Nov 11, 2022

Foods to add to your diet

  1. Vitamin D-rich foods

  2. Beta carotene-rich vegetables

  3. Magnesium-rich foods

Vitamin D Vit D helps to decrease asthma attacks. Sources of vitamin D include:

  • salmon

  • milk and fortified milk

  • fortified orange juice

  • eggs

If you know you have allergies to milk or eggs, you may want to avoid them as a source of vitamin D. Allergic symptoms from a food source can manifest as asthma.

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene Rich Foods) Helps with lung function Good sources of vitamin A are:

  • carrots

  • cantaloupe

  • sweet potatoes

  • leafy greens, such as romaine lettuce, kale, and spinach

  • broccoli

Apples An Apple a day helps keep asthma away. According to research apples are associated with a lower risk of asthma and increased lung function.


Decrease wheezing in children especially. This is due to the fruit’s antioxidants and potassium content, which improve lung function.

Magnesium Rich Foods Improve lung function by adding magnesium rich foods to your diet:


*pumpkin seeds

*Swiss chard

*dark chocolate


Herbs to add to your diet:

These can be added directly to food, or added in a tea.

Thyme - antispasmodic

Mullein - expectorant

Ginger - ant inflammatory & bronchodilator

Chamomile - anti inflammatory, antioxidant & relaxant

Eucalyptus - anti inflammatory, decreases mucus production, bronchodilator

Foods to Avoid:

*Artificial sweeteners

*Foods that contain multiple unknown ingredients. Read your labels

*Artificial ingredients, such as colors, flavors or chemical preservatives.

Breath Work:

I cannot stress the importance of incorporating this Breath Work Daily.

Box Breathing Breathe in for 4 counts, hold for 4 counts, breathe out for 4 counts, hold for 4 counts. If this is too hard. Start with 2 counts and work your way up. This is push ups for your lungs. As your lungs become stronger, increase count cycle to 6 then 8, etc. This breath work can be done as many times a day as you need.

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