Eating breakfast and lunch on time is very essential for your body to regain energy.
If you wear oxygen, be sure to use it during meals for your body requires lots of oxygen for eating and digestion.
Though there is no evidence that there is specific diet for asthmatic people. But use of processed food can increase in asthma symptoms, so eating fresh foods is better for health.
A balanced diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables and fish is recommended to reduce the risk of developing asthma.
Food items to be avoided which can trigger asthma symptoms:
Preservatives are harmful for those who have asthma
• Overweight: If a person is overweight heart and lungs have to work harder, making breathing more difficult and need more oxygen. To achieve your ideal body weight, exercise regularly and limit your total daily calories.
• Underweight: weakness and tiredness are the problem seen in person who are underweight and making it more likely to get an infection. COPD patient need more energy for breathing requiring up to 10 times the calories than normal people. It is important for you to consume enough calories to produce energy in order to prevent wasting or weakening of the diaphragm and other pulmonary muscles
Food items that people with COPD can add to their diet:.
Food items to avoid: