Here Are The Best And Worst Foods For Asthma, According To Science

Best: Want To Breathe Easier? Eat An Apple

Apples may keep your asthma doctor away if you eat them fresh. In 2004, a scientific review in Nutrition Journal analyzed several studies of apples. According to the researchers, the vitamins in apples help lung function and may aid breathing.

A girl eats an apple during an ethnic music festival.
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Nutrients in apples may also prevent asthma in children. According to a 2007 study, when pregnant women consistently eat apples, their children have a lower chance of developing asthma. Plus, eating apples at least four times a week lowers kids’ chances of wheezing by 27%.