Thursday, October 16, 2008

Asthma Trigger: Discover How Food Allergies Can Trigger Your Asthma

In this article about allergies, the asthma trigger, you will discover:

* The asthma trigger foods
* The asthma trigger food additives
* How stop asthma being triggered by food allergies?

The Asthma Trigger Foods

In general, it is not believed that asthma is caused by food allergies but it is though that a food allergy can trigger asthma symptoms.

Now, we are all individuals and there is not a list of hard and fast foods which cause asthma symptoms but the following list of foods are commonly known to make asthma symptoms in some people worst:

* Cow’s Milk
* Wheat
* Cereals
* Yeast
* Moulds containing foods such as blue cheese
* Nuts
* Fish
* Eggs

The Asthma Trigger Food Additives

Now some asthmatics not only can have a problem with asthma trigger foods but they may also have a problem with what the food manufactures put into their foods – food additives.

The following food additives may trigger your asthma:

* Sulphites
* Tartrazine (yellow dye 5)
* Sodium Benzoate
* Salicylates

How Stop Asthma Being Triggered By What You Eat?

So how can you reduce your asthma symptoms by what you eat?

First, you need to find out what foods and food additive trigger your asthma.

The best way to do this is by an “elimination diet” and keeping a food diary.

This entails you starting with a very basic diet and then slowly reintroducing foods into your diet.

Each day you will need to write down what foods you eat throughout the day and then whether your asthma symptoms become better or worst.

This method is best done with the aid of your doctor or a nutritional therapist.

Over a period of time you will start to see a pattern of which food are causing your asthma symptoms to become worst.

Once you discover which foods are your asthma triggers, simply eliminate them from your diet.

So, to sum up…

It is believed that asthma can not be caused by a food allergy, but a food allergy can be an asthma trigger.

By Stewart Hare

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