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 http://www.bellaonline.com. Here’s the list of food that can trigger asthma.
2. Peanuts and tree nuts
9. Sulfite, a preservative
—Dried fruits and vegetables
—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
—Shampoo, lotions, and other personal care products
11. Sodium benzoate, a preservative
—Jams and jellies
12. Monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer
—Package soups and stocks
—Some soy sauce, steak sauce, and worcestshire sauce
13. Aspartame sweetener
14. Salicylate, a compound
Hope you find this information helpful.