Did you know that an adequate nutrition can really make the difference in your asthma management?

Today we’ll talk about the best vitamins and minerals for your condition.

Some studies suggest there’s an association between the levels of the vitamins D, E, A and magnesium and the frequency of symptoms experienced. So, let’s take a look at each one of them.

Vitamin D

According to a research by Queen Mary University of London, Vitamin D can reduce chronic lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency!

Main sources:

  • Natural sources: exposure to sunlight, oily and canned fish, cod liver oil, eggs, mushrooms, etc.
  • Fortified Sources: cereals, tofu, yogurt, milk, oatmeal, cheese, etc.

Vitamin E

A research presented at the AAAAI Annual Meeting revealed that children born to mothers with low vitamin E levels are more likely to suffer from asthma!

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Main sources:

  • Dark leafy greens, almonds, broccoli, papaya, nuts, sunflower seeds, avocados, shellfish, etc.

Vitamin A

A respiratory research made by BioMed Central Ltd. suggests that improving suboptimal vitamin D status might be effective in prevention and treatment of asthma.

Main sources:

  • Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, dark leafy greens, dried apricots, red peppers, mango, etc.

Magnesium

According to a study published in the Journal of Asthma, 6 month supplementation with magnesium improved the quality of life and asthma control in patients with mild to moderate asthma.

Main sources:

  • Dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, lentils, whole grains, avocados.

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AsthmaLog Team

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