Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Fruit and fish to the rescue for teenage asthma

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As I posted on yesterday, a recent study has linked the typical teenage diet in the U.S. to poor lung function during those critical years. What, then, are the best things to eat to promote healthy lung function? The answer came from the same study.

Vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids are a great part of an everyday healthy diet. But to those teens who may be suffering from asthma and related bronchial conditions, certain Vitamin C-containing fruits and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may be better at taming those symptoms.

A new study points out that both Vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids, when depleted in the bodies of teenagers, caused an increase in respiratory symptoms and had lower pulmonary function than those with a higher intake of these two nutritional staples. Vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids are good to have in our diet at any age, but if those teens can slow down to eat right, they may not get tired from running those busy social lives.

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