- It is time you switch to a healthy lifestyle to ensure a long life
- Daily intake of diet rich in protein, fruit and vegetables is healthy
- Along with diet, exercising is necessary to live fit
"There is increasing evidence that asthma patients who are obese can benefit from a better diet and increased exercise," said Louise Lindhardt Toennesen from Bispebjerg University Hospital in Denmark. The team of researchers worked with a group of 149 patients. They were randomly assigned to one of four groups; one group was asked to follow a diet that was high in protein and with a low glycemic index, another group took part in exercise classes three times a week, which included bursts of high-intensity activity. The third group took part in the exercise classes and followed the diet; the remaining control group did neither.
The results suggested that a combination of diet and exercise improved both symptom control and patients' quality of life, as well as improved their level of fitness. On average, those people who took part in the exercise and followed the diet regularly rated their asthma symptom score 50 percent better as compared to the control group.
"Our research suggests that people with asthma should be encouraged to eat a healthy diet and to take part in physical activity," Toennesen noted.
If you suffer from Asthma, include these foods in your diet- mustard, honey, ginger, figs, onions and licorice root. These foods are some age-old, well-guarded, herbal treatments that will help reduce the symptoms of the respiratory disorder.