There is an epidemic of asthma in our country and around the world. Most people got asthma when they were a child and knew about it as adults. But now a lot of people are getting asthma for the first time as adults and they want to know why. Let’s take a look at our diet and how it is impacting asthma.
Asthma is above all an inflammatory condition. What asthma sufferers don’t realize is what they are eating can be causing inflammation in the body which leads to serious asthma flare ups.
There have been several studies linking an increase in inflammation as the underlying cause of asthma. Natural asthma remedies can be used to cool inflammation without any side effects.
When we eat poorly over a long period of time our body becomes imbalanced and inflammation starts to grow. Nutrient-depleted diets such as the SAD diet not only is unhealthy but causes chronic inflammation in our bodies. Ever present inflammation makes sufferers extra sensitive to triggers.
Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of more Omega 6’s than Omega 3’s and we are eating a lot of sugar in our foods. Too much sugar, carbohydrates and fats are consumed. Sugar suppresses our immune system and causes inflammation in the gut.
Omega 3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect, while omega 6 fatty acids promote inflammation. Yet we eat an abundance of omega 6 fatty acids every day. Omega 6 fatty acids are the ones that you see in most processed food and they are known as trans-fats or partially hydrogenated oils.
Evaluate your diet. What we are eating is causing inflammation in our bodies and once this happens we start seeing more serious health issues like asthma. We become more sensitive to certain foods like milk, gluten, corn and a host of other problems begin to crop up like sensitivity to chemicals, dust, mold, pollen, etc. Some people even become sensitive to the paint in their bedrooms. Think about adding natural asthma remedies to your diet like Omega 3’s – fish, fish oil, nuts.