Asthma And The Yoga Diet
One of the most effective ways to treat asthma attacks is through the Yoga diet. Dietary errors are quite common these days because many people live unhealthy lifestyles. The ideal Yoga diet for asthmatic individuals are the pure or Sattvic foods. These foods are easily digested and not only that, they are also very nourishing.
Most asthma patients are lacto-vegetarians. According to major researches, a predominant veggie diet is the best way to treat and control asthma attacks. The proteins contained in meat products are very difficult to digest and so it burdens your metabolic system. If you’re not ready to become a predominant vegetarian, you can simply cut down your consumption of red meat. After some time, you will get used to it and little by little, you can remove red meat from your diet. Being a predominant vegetarian has its advantage and it benefits asthma patients greatly. You also need to cut down on poultry, fish, and even eggs. If you’re going to eat sea foods, don’t fry them.
You must remember that asthmatics should limit their consumption of fats, carbohydrates, proteins but you can also help yourself with moderate germinated grains, green veggies, pulses, and fresh fruits. Try to eat more dried fruits such as berries or oranges, black raisins, and prunes. Have adequate servings of tomatoes, beets, cucumber, lettuce, and carrots. It would be best to serve green vegetables slightly cooked or sautéed together with white bread.
Asthmatics are also advised to eat less to avoid discomfort. If you eat too much, you will feel like you’ve overeaten or that you’re over-full. You must take your time while eating. Try to chew the food well and drink plenty of water. When you’re eating, try to avoid liquids as much as possible and drink after you’ve finished eating.
Like any other healthy individual, asthma patients needs adequate amount of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A is very effective in treating asthma. You can find this vitamin in cantaloupe, squashes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, apricots, pink grapefruit, spinach, and broccoli. Fruits with intense colors contain high beta-carotene, so choose your fruits well.
For hemoglobin formation and enhanced autoimmune function, take an adequate amount of vitamin B6. You can find it in whole grains, fortified cereals and breads, fish, meat, eggs, legumes, nuts, and beans.
Have servings of apples, avocadoes, apricot, blackberries, blackcurrants, kiwi fruits, blueberries, pears, and peaches because these fruits are rich in vitamin C.
In order to improve blood circulation, get enough vitamin E. Try to eat spinach, olives, seeds, nuts, corn, wheat germ, asparagus, and leafy green vegetables. Vegetable oil is also very important in your diet.
Roasted peanuts, walnuts, almonds, unsalted peanuts, mixed nuts, oatmeal, peas, raisin bran, baked beans, and dried peas are rich in zinc which supports your adrenal glands. Selenium, essential fatty acids, and holy basil or tulsi are also very important.
Oftentimes, these foods cause asthma fish, eggs, shellfish, chocolate, milk, food preservatives, citrus fruits, and coloring. To reduce the inflammation of the airways and get enough antioxidants, eat apples everyday. Dairy products can also lead to excess mucus, to try to limit your consumption of these products. Phlegm is doubly produced if you eat plenty of sugar-rich foods, rice, pickles, iced drinks, ice, chutneys, and fried foods. Avoid them so that you can aid the digestion process.
Follow the right asthma diet to prevent asthma attacks.