What to Expect
Congratulations! You're taking the first step on a new and exciting journey that uses food and diet to help address your health conditions. That means you'll be making some positive, but necessary changes to how and what you eat to improve your health. In your meal planner you'll no doubt see recipes and ingredients that may seem unfamiliar and new. That is the point and intentional. If you have serious health conditions, it is very likely that you should not keep doing - or eating - everything you did in the past in the same way. You will need to expand your culinary palette and learn to embrace the changes as you journey to better health.
Get nutritional support for asthma by following the MyFoodMyHealth diet for asthma. Sign up for MyFoodMyHealth and for as little as $7.50 per month, you'll get:
- Unlimited access to 100's of easy and delicious, chef-created recipes that are good for an asthma diet
- Personalized weekly meal planner tailored for asthma, plus other health conditions, allergies, and food dislikes
- All recipes include a nutritional value table
- You can substitute and add additional recipes, such as side dishes, desserts and snacks
- Time-saving weekly shopping lists, pantry basics, and online shopping resources
- Expert information on food and nutrition for asthma as well as other health conditions and allergies
- Exclusive online access to cooking, nutrition and health tips, videos, articles, and more...
Get Dietary Support for Asthma with the Delicious MyFoodMyHealth Asthma Diet
For less than the cost of one cookbook you'll gain immediate access to our meal planner, asthma diet recipes, shopping lists, and more... Our diet for asthma helps you breathe easier while savoring the flavors of a wide array of colorful fruits and vegetables, fish, poultry, nuts, and seeds. Sign up today for a subscription to MyFoodMyHealth or view a Free Demo of the MyFoodMyHealth meal planner today.
MyFoodMyHealth Sample Meal Planner
The Easy Way to Follow a Diet for Asthma
We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals for asthma. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following a diet for asthma.
You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.
Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner
Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.
To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!
What to Expect in Your MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner for Asthma
MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Asthma
A diet for asthma should focus on overall nutrition and be high in anti-oxidants. It should incorporate foods rich in magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, quercetin, and omega-3 Fatty acids.
Please Note: We follow the general guidelines and do not assume more exclusions than listed. If you need more specific food removals based on professional recommendation for your condition, or the severity of your condition, you are able to add more specific removals on your "My Profile" page.
Foods Especially Included in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Asthma
- Plant protein
- Moderate whole grains
- Moderate animal protein
Foods Included in Moderation for Asthma
- Naturally-occurring sulfites (include asparagus, chives, corn starch, eggs, garlic, leeks, lettuce, maple syrup, salmon, soy products and tomatoes)
Foods Especially Excluded (or Very Limited) in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Asthma
Delicious Foods to Eat if You Have Asthma
While your meal planner will exclude the ingredients listed above, below are some additional notes about what to consider when eating for asthma. These are important to note when you are snacking or making your own recipes.
Magnesium (Exerts direct action on bronchial smooth muscle, producing dilation. Research shows that many patients with asthma and other bronchial diseases have low magnesium.)
Vitamin C (A natural antihistamine capable of blocking the effect of inflammatory reactions, key to gaining asthma relief)
Quercetin (Can help neutralize the damaging effects of pollution which can aggravate asthma)
Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) (Antioxidant properties which also improves inflammation)
Vitamin E (Reduced inflammation, lower IGE levels)
Vitamin B6 (Helps decrease wheezing and other asthma symptoms)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Reduces inflammation, bronchial swelling and stabilizes cell membranes)
Flavone and Flavenoids (Antioxidant compound stabilizes mast cells, which are prominent in asthma pathophysiology)
FREE Sample Recipe for Asthma
Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup by Carole Ortenzo
General Information on Asthma
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease in which bronchial obstruction and bronchospasm lead to dyspnea, wheezing, chest tightness, and/or cough. When asthma flares up and you have an asthma attack, the bronchial tubes become swollen and the muscles around the airways constrict, which makes breathing difficult. This attack also releases compounds called histamines and other chemicals into the body. This causes further inflammation and creates excess mucus that makes breathing even more difficult. An asthma attack can last from a few minutes to a few days. Most episodes can be treated or managed with medicine and self-care plans. Many people who have asthma are free of asthma symptoms most of the time.
Risk Factors and Causes of Asthma
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Family history
- Environmental and occupational factors
Symptoms of Asthma
- Chest tightness
- Difficulty breathing
- Fast, shallow and short breathing
- Wheezing, gasping for breath, or a whistling sound with each breath
- Thick phlegm, especially during sleep
- Insomnia or restlessness caused by breathing difficulties or shortness of breath
Asthma Treatment and Prevention
Avoid common triggers, which include:
- Emotional stress
- Avoid strenuous cardiovascular exercise
- Cigarette smoke
- Respiratory infection
- Chemicals - inhaled or eaten