Common Asthma Food Triggers

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When I was hospitalized due to asthma, my doctor advised to do away with foods that would trigger asthma. She told me to avoid all kinds of yellow foods, like mango, banana, squash and etc. She even added that I should avoid eating citrus or oranges because the pulp can trigger asthma. She told me that if I want to get Vitamin C from those fruits, it’s better for me to take a Vitamin C tablet. I also have to refrain from eating chicken and shrimps, but thank God she did not mentioned about Lechon. So from now, I am avoiding all of these kinds of food but I just can’t refuse to eat banana.

I was also searching the internet today and I have found this list from  Here’s the list of food that can trigger asthma.

1. Eggs
2. Peanuts and tree nuts
3. Soy
4. Fish
5. Milk
6. Shellfish
7. Seeds
8. Wheat
9. Sulfite, a preservative

—Dried fruits and vegetables
—Packaged potatoes
—Wine, beer, and cider
—Bottled juices, especially citrus
—Pickles and pickled foods
10. FD&C Yellow 5 (tartrazine), a food coloring
—Numerous packaged and convenience foods
—Most condiments
—Shampoo, lotions, and other personal care products
11. Sodium benzoate, a preservative
—Jams and jellies
—Salad dressings
—Soft drinks
—Soy sauce
12. Monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer
—Package soups and stocks
—Frozen dinners
—Fast food
—Some soy sauce, steak sauce, and worcestshire sauce
13. Aspartame sweetener
14. Salicylate, a compound

—Skin-care products

Hope you find this information helpful.

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5 Comments on Common Asthma Food Triggers

    June 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm (8 years ago)

    thanks for this very informative post…time for me to follow your do’s and dont’s for my asthma…i’ve followed ur blog, hope u can follow my blog too..visit me back….thanks

  2. hs
    June 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm (8 years ago)

    wow a lot food nid 2 be avoided

  3. MOmmy Dharlz
    June 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm (8 years ago)

    Hello Bogs.. I just want you to know that I have nominated this blog as one of the top 10 emerging influential bloggers of 2009… see link below:

    dili ni xa tag ha.. serious ni nga nomination… nadisqualify ang bogie’s wonderland kay it was created before may 2008, so i am nominating this instead… hehehe, see you around blogosphere…

  4. Pinoy Daddy
    June 16, 2009 at 3:51 am (8 years ago)

    Oooops. That is a pretty long list of delicious foods that needs to be avaoided – all in the name of not getting an asthma attack. Oh well, better to be a good patient than to endure wheezing because of asthma.

    I hope you get better soon!

    Thanks for the information. We will be sharing this with our readers. I am sure a lot of people will benefit from the list you have provided.

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