Here is why vegan foods to treat asthma can improve overall health

Aug 25 2017 - 5:38am
vegan foods for Asthma

According to the American academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, about 25 million suffer from Asthma only in the US, and it costs an average of $3,300 per person with asthma each year in medical expenses, missed school and work days, and early deaths. So, it is ideal to keep asthma under control via nutritional means, and here is why vegan foods to treat asthma can improve overall health.

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According to webmed, there’s evidence that people who eat diets higher in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, magnesium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids have lower rates of asthma. So, the vegan foods to treat asthma must be rich in the vitamins and nutrients aforementioned.

Below is a list of vegan foods, divided in categories, highlighting their vitamin content and nutrients required to treat asthma, based on levels of 100 grams of serving, according to information taken from the self nutrition data and the world healthiest foods.

vitamin C

Vitamin C has been reported as a possible futuristic treatment for Alzheimer's disease, because it has been shown to dissolve toxic Alzheimer’s proteins,it may help treat cancer and it has been shown to reprogram adult stem cells to produce embryonic cells.

Some of the best vegan sources of vitamin C are

Acerola juice, raw -1600mg
guava- 228mg
Spices, coriander leaf, dried [Chinese parsley, cilantro] -567mg
Thyme -160mg
Orange juice -138

vitamin E

Vitamin E scientifically refers to a group of compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols. It has been reported that vitamin E can
improve strength and promote hair growth. It also may protect us from heart disease, and should be carefully measured in the bloodstream of those suffering from metabolic syndrome,as it is needed for a variety of bodily functions.

Some of the best vegan sources of vitamin E are

spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt - 21mg
Watercress, raw -18mg
Dandelion greens, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt -15mg
Beet greens, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt- 13mg
Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, oil roasted, without salt- 12mg

beta-carotene

Beta carotene rich foods, like sweet potato, which is listed below, may prevent cancer and calm the nervous system

Some of the best vegan sources of beta-carotene are

Mustard greens, raw- 6299mcg
Kale, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt -8824mcg
Carrot, dehydrated- 33954mcg
Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt [Sweetpotato] - 11508mcg
quash, winter, butternut, cooked, baked, with salt - 4570mcg

magnesium

Magnesium, besides being widely used to treat depression, it may also help to reduce fibromyalgia pain and fatigue.

Some of the best vegan sources of magnesium are

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Rice bran, crude -781mg
Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unbalanced -376mg
Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, with salt added -262mg
Beans, black, mature seeds, raw -171mg
Bulgur, dry -164mg

selenium

vegan foods rich in selenium can be used to treat asthma, and appropriate intake of selenium has been reported to improve overall as it can help keep Lupus flare-ups at bay, reduce diabetes risks and may prevent cancer.

Some of the best vegan sources of selenium are

seeds, sunflower seed kernels, dry roasted, without salt - 79mcg
Tofu, dried-frozen (koyadofu)- 54mcg
mushrooms, shiitake, dried- 46mcg
Oat bran, raw- 45mcg
Spices, ginger, ground- 38mcg

omega-3 fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are well known for their 'brain protection' activities and many other health benefits.

Some of the best vegan sources of omega- 3 fatty acids are

Flaxseed oil- 53304mg
Seeds, flaxseed -22813mg
Seeds, chia seeds, dried - 17552mg
Nuts, walnuts -9079mg
Avocado 110mg

Flavonoids

Foods rich in flavonoids are ideal for stroke survivors, and may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

The top 5 vegan sources of flavonoids according to the World’s healthiest foods are: onions, apples, blueberry, garbanzo beans and cranberries.

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