The occurrence of asthma is growing in number and severity among the UK population. The first step in the natural approach to asthma treatment is to avoid airborne and food allergens. There is evidence that people who eat diets high in vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, magnesium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids have lower rates of asthma. Many of these substances are antioxidants, which protect cells from damage.
Remember, asthma is an inflammatory condition, so make sure your diet contains foods rich in natural anti-inflammatories such as omega-3’s and quercetin. The plant flavonoid quercetin, found in apples and onions, is highly anti-inflammatory as is the spice turmeric.