Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables04:33

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Published on July 15, 2017

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DESCRIPTION: Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to seven servings a day appears to cut asthma exacerbation rates in half, whereas restricting consumption to Standard American Diet levels leads to a significant worsening of lung function and asthma control.

For more on that million-kid study, see my last video Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables (

If manipulating antioxidant intake by increasing fruit and vegetable intake can so powerfully reduce asthma exacerbation rates, why not just take antioxidant pills instead? I cover that in my next video Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements? (

And if a few extra servings of fruits and vegetables can make that kind of difference, what about a whole diet composed of plants? I close out this 4-part video series with Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-Based Diets (

What else might antioxidant-rich diets help with? See:
• Food Antioxidants and Cancer (
• Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease (
• Treating COPD With Diet (

How many antioxidants should we shoot for? See:
• Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants (
• How to Reach the Antioxidant “RDA” (
• Antioxidant Rich Foods with Every Meal (

Where are antioxidants found the most?
• A Better Breakfast (
• Antioxidants in a Pinch (
• Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods (

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