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A lot of Americans suffer from asthma and feel like there is no healthy, holistic cure. Yes, the puffer works when an attack hits, but how do you prevent an attack? And how do you do it without adding unwanted chemicals into your body.
More prevalent in children, asthma can affect anyone – it doesn’t look for a lowered immune system, but it helps to lower yours when you’ve got it. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that restricts your airways, resulting in extra mucus and difficulty breathing.
If you’re one of the 25 million asthmatic Americans, your day might start with coughing, transition into wheezing and chest-tightness, followed by shortness of breath which turns into a total airway constriction. It is likely your day ends with a mucusy cough.
Asthma can keep you from doing a lot of things, because you never know when you’ll be struck by an attack. Say goodbye to running, and forget being outside in spring and summer – the allergens only help trigger attacks and inflame airways. All you’re looking for is relief.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Starting your day with a glass of lemon-water is a good idea for anyone, but it’s an especially good idea for those with asthma. The lemon juice can clear your airways and improve your immune system because it’s packed with vitamin C – an antioxidant.
Having a healthy immune system is important to asthmatics because when the body is healthy it is less likely to have an asthma attack. Stress can trigger asthma, and when the immune system is stressed and attack can be triggered.
So start your day with lemon and water – the lemon juice contains compounds that inhibit bacterial growth and infections, and the vitamin C will add a much needed boost to your immune system. By adding ginger, you can help fight the asthma even more.
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory that helps when your airways are getting constricted, and helps to make sure they don’t become constricted. Of course you should always consult your doctor before taking in new vitamins and treatments.
Killer Anti-Asthma Drink Recipe
Cut the lemons, and pop them into your water. If you want to, add ginger to help with inflammation problems.
Other optional ingredients:
I know turmeric and cayenne don’t sound like good-tasting additions to water, but the health benefits outweigh the taste. And if you need to, you can add a bit of natural maple syrup for a boost to the taste, and an energy kick.
So there you have it: get the drop on asthma before it takes your breathe away and drops you.