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7 Dietary Changes for Allergies and Asthma
Published: 5/10/2012

If you have asthma - or allergies that aggravate it - simple changes to your diet may help. Try incorporating these seven dietary modifications to help reduce the number and severity of attacks.

  1. Decrease protein to 10 percent of daily caloric intake. Replace animal protein as much as possible with plant protein.
  2. Eliminate milk and milk products, substituting other calcium sources.
  3. Eat organically grown fruits and vegetables as much as possible.
  4. Eliminate polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils, and all foods that might contain trans-fatty acids (such as deep-fried foods).
  5. Use extra-virgin olive oil as your main fat.
  6. Always drink plenty of water to help keep your respiratory tract secretions more fluid.
  7. Experiment with eliminating (sequentially, and one at a time) wheat, corn, soy and sugar for six to eight weeks to see if the frequency of attacks (or symptoms) decreases.

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