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5 Foods That Can Alleviate Asthma

Eat better to breathe better! Oranges, onions and other everyday foods can help alleviate asthma and COPD. Learn more in this video.

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Studies suggest that caffeine can help open bronchial tubes for up to four hours. That's good because they become constricted
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when you have asthma or COPD. [MUSIC PLAYING]
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Hi. I'm Dr. Miller, here with some delicious ways to breathe better if you have asthma or COPD.
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What you eat can make life easier for your lungs. Load up on these five foods. Enjoy your coffee, but go for the caffeinated variety
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if you're OK with it. Studies suggest that caffeine can help open bronchial tubes for up to four hours. That's good because they become constricted
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when you have asthma or COPD. Eat more oranges. A preliminary study found that kids with asthma wheeze less when they ate vitamin C rich fruits,
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such as oranges. That's because vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties. The vitamin E in nuts may help open your airways
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and reduce inflammation. Onions are loaded with flavonoids, which help fight inflammation. They also can protect the lining of your lungs
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and bronchial tubes from damage caused by pollution. Enjoy some yogurt, especially the kind that contains probiotics, beneficial bacteria
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that have been shown to reduce inflammation. That's especially good if you're breathing problems are triggered by allergies. I'm Dr. miller.

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