Wanda Smith: “Wow I Never Knew This!”
I have been a sufferer of asthma and allergies for a long time. So over the weekend I read an article that will help anyone who suffers from asthma as bad as I do.You won’t believe these simple things you should avoid!
These are the 7 things healthcentral.com says you should avoid to help with your asthma flaring up
1.) Artificial Lemon or Lime Juices
You’d be much better off using real lemon or lime juice. It might take a little extra work, but not only will it taste fresher, you’ll be able to breathe better too.
2.)Beer, Wine,Hard Cider, Juice & Tea
Ever wondered why you had trouble breathing after drinking beer, wine or hard cider? Now you do! Sulfites are to blame.
3.)Dried Fruits or Vegetables
Besides typical dried fruits, such as raisins, pineapple, apricots and cranberries, these foods also include things like maraschino cherries and pre-packaged guacamole.
Pickles, peppers and relish, oh my! Avoid anything pickled if you have a reaction to sulfites. Let the jar with murky liquid be the warning sign to stay away.
Things like frozen hash browns and french fries and dehydrated potatoes have sulfites, so beware. A healthier substitute would be a baked sweet potato or roasted potatoes with a touch of olive oil.
Frozen shrimp is another sulfite culprit. It is used to as a food additive to prevent black spots from developing on the shrimp. A better bet is to get fresh shrimp, which can be more expensive, but will keep you feeling better in the long run.
7.)Natural Occuring Sulfites
Other foods with sulfites include asparagus, chives, corn starch, eggs, garlic, leeks, lettuce, maple syrup, salmon, soy products and tomatoes.
Well I don’t know how many of you consume these products but I darn near consume them all and I am at least willing to try some of these remedies to see if it works because my asthma is the worst! I hope this information helps you guys as much as it has helped me because even though we grew up eating some of everything that our parents fed us a lot of those things are now processed and have fillers that can prove to be very harmful.I am a comedian and sometimes even in my laughter and ability to provide the lighter side of things I also love to be informative and help people in any way that I can!If you have any other suggestions for asthma sufferers please feel free to post them here.Also let me know if you think these things I found are true and how they have affected you.Who knows we may find a way to whip asthma without having to use these
Because they cost 1 million dollars!Lol