Asthma and Your Diet: Foods That Help and Hurt

Nuts and Seed

They've got lots of good things in them, but one in particular that might be good for asthma is vitamin E.

Dried Fruit

There are some foods you may want to avoid if you have asthma, and dried fruits are among them.


It may even trigger an asthma attack. Beans are the most famous candidate.


Though most people don't react to them, they could make it harder to breathe, especially if you already have asthma.

Mediterranean Diet

It's made up of lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts. You eat fish and chicken at least twice a week, and limit your red meat.


That's an antibody that causes breathing problems in some people with asthma

Food Allergie

You're more likely to have a food allergy if you have asthma. And a food reaction could cause wheezing and other asthma symptoms

Too Much Food

If you become obese (BMI 30 or greater), you're more likely to get asthma and it could make your symptoms worse.


Foods made from tomatoes seem to help people with asthma. Scientists think it may be the lycopene that helps most, but more research is needed.