Asthma is a condition which is characterized by its main symptom as the person has difficulty breathing, especially at night, where asphyxia also occur usually accompanied by severe bouts of coughing. These symptoms are due primarily to the airways, located within the lungs and whose function is to get air into the lungs, get smaller. The airways (bronchi and bronchioles) become thicker and look like strangled, there is excessive mucus, which causes the air capture is less and making breathlessness and chest tightness.
Asthma can occur at any age and sex, but generally, people are more susceptible when they have a deficient immune system and a heated emotional atmosphere and oppressive.
The factors that trigger asthma are:
The body has a powerful self-healing capacity, in reality, the disease only occurs when certain factors come together to prevent the body balance and heal itself. The only thing we can do is to prevent or stop it is by flowing the regenerative and reparative ability of the organism. When we do not, your body is weakened; it becomes very sensitive to the environment and reacts in an unbalanced way through what is known as a disease.
Being the food the main support in any illness, it is important that the person with asthma has an adequate diet and to help repair and rebalance the body's organs and systems for effective recovery. The following dietary guidelines are for asthma in adults and children, except where indicated otherwise.
Citrus (lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, lime, etc.): High in vitamin C, help eliminate toxins, mucus, gas and bad fats and strengthen the body's defense mechanism and nourish the airways. The best time to take a medical citrus is in the morning and fasting, which will help clean up blood, lungs and intestines effectively.
Fruits: the best fruit (excluding citrus) for asthma are pineapple, guava, grapes, kiwi, blueberries, strawberries and goji berries. All these fruits should be taken in the morning. Apples are great for relaxing and to strengthen the respiratory tract. Its best time to use for medicinal purposes is at night before bedtime, to help reduce the coughing and choking, as to nourish the lungs.
Fresh vegetables: rich in vitamins and nutrients that serve to reinforce the airways and keep the body free of mucus and toxins. They are rich in fiber, help to clear the bowel of toxic material and reduce the sensitivity to environment (allergies). The best vegetables for asthma are carrots, alfalfa, tomato and onion. Vegetables should be eaten fresh, steamed, three or four servings a day, either in juice or salad.
Garlic: is especially powerful to help combat asthma, it has a long list of qualities among which is its powerful antibiotic, antibacterial and cleansing effect, and contain important minerals for the restoration of tissues. Among other of its many benefits, garlic has high concentrations of magnesium, which plays a key role promoting lung activity and the flow of air. The best way to take garlic medicinally is before breakfast or at night with a glass of warm water. Children should have it crushed. It is important that we do not eat garlic whole, but chewing.
Legumes: Vegetable milk is ideal to replace cow's milk and feed the body at its best; it does not produce mucus and provides calcium and sufficient nutrients for the asthmatic.
Fish and vegetable oils: are good for the entire body.
Medicinal plants for the asthma: Sage, nettle, feverfew, hyssop, poppy leaves, eucalyptus, lemon, mint.
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