Can food additives cause an asthma attack?

Although asthma may be triggered by certain food additives, the actual food item (such as the potato that makes up your chip) is rarely what causes an asthma attack. So which food additives are the most common asthma triggers? Sulfites. This preservative is commonly found in pickled foods, as well as in dried fruits and vegetables, wine and beer, bottled lemon or lime juice, and shrimp (fresh, frozen, or prepared). If you think certain foods could be triggering your asthma, talk to your doctor about allergy testing.

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