11 Best & Worst Foods For Asthma

african american woman eating appleStudies show that certain foods can help prevent or minimize common asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Likewise, there are foods that can trigger these symptoms or make them worst.

Here are 11 foods every asthma sufferer should know more about.

1. Apples – Best

An apple a day may indeed keep the doctor away. Apples have khellin — a compound that opens up airways.

2. Potatoes — Worst

If you wheeze after a bite of mashed potatoes, there’s a reason. Many types of potatoes contain sulfites — chemicals used to preserve food — but they can cause an array of asthma symptoms.

3. Orange — Best

Vitamin C does more than help your immune system ward off nasty colds. It’s also essential in healthy lung function.