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Foods to Fight Asthma and Allergies—What Works and What Doesn’t (Page 2)

Snacking on Fruit to Prevent Asthma? Worth a try!

Snacking on Fruit to Prevent Asthma? Worth a Try!

Eating fruit could lower your risk of asthma, according to Dutch researchers who tracked the asthma symptoms and diets of children from birth through eight years of age. They found those who ate more fruit throughout their childhood had lower rates of asthma. Researchers think the antioxidants in fruits and veggies could protect airways from damage, possibly reducing risk of asthma, which afflicts more than 8 percent of Americans. Other research has specifically found that apples, bananas and vitamin-C-rich fruits, such as citrus, may lower asthma risk.

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