By Snehha Suresh

A study has suggested that switching to a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grain cereals may help to reduce the symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain, and coughing.

Researcher Roland Andrianasolo said, “A healthy diet is mostly made up of a high intake of fruit, vegetables, and fibre. These have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and are elements in a healthy diet that potentially lower symptoms.”

The researcher further added, “In contrast, the least healthy diets include high consumption of meat, salt, and sugar, and these are elements with pro-inflammatory capacities that may potentially worsen symptoms of asthma.”

Roland also said, “The study adds to the evidence on the importance of a healthy diet in managing asthma and its possible role in helping prevent the onset of asthma in adults. Healthcare professionals must find the time to discuss diet with their patients, as this research suggests it could play an important role in preventing asthma.”