Adding fiber to your child’s diet may reduce asthma symptoms

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~ Hippocrates

 According to a new study, including more fiber in your child’s diet may relieve asthma symptoms. The scientists found that mice who were fed a low fiber diet were more likely to have asthma. The study was done on mice so it may not be generalizable to children, however, a cross-cultural review has shown that countries with low fiber diets also had more incidents of allergic asthma. More here…..

I was particularly interested in this study because black children are twice as likely as white children to have asthma so any news about how to reduce asthma symptoms is welcomed. What’s more, our kids are also more likely to end up in the emergency room because of their asthma. I did some digging to see how our children fared with fiber consumption and found that, sadly, black children consumed less fiber than white and Hispanic children. Fortunately, it is easy to increase the amount of fiber in your child’s diet even on a limited budget.

I am really excited about this study and I hope that as more research comes out that we will find that we are able to use simple dietary changes to reduce our child’s asthma symptoms.

I would love to hear your feedback on this study and if you have any tips on how to include more fiber in our kid’s diet.

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