The statistic shows that over 300 million people all over the world suffer from asthma which is also the most common disease among children. This number increases each year especially in countries which have low or middle income- claims the World Allergy Organization.
But we bring you good news as the asthma remedy is hidden in your kitchen and is quite simple- zesty, tangy lemons.
Why Lemon Works So Well
We all know that lemons are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which are proven to help against germs, bacteria and allergens. They also boost the immune system. That is why lemons are used for many years for treating dental problems, infections, rheumatism, respiratory disorders, indigestion, constipation and high blood pressure.
Fresh lemon juice contains citric acid which will provide your body with important nutrients. It also strengthens and cleanses the lungs, which is especially important for people who suffer from asthma as it allows them to breathe easily. The antioxidants found in lemons also are effective fighters against allergens which enter into the respiratory system thus preventing the allergens to cause an asthma attack.
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology conveyed a study which found that inhaling limonene (compound found in citrus oil) can help in preventing asthma in children caused by ultraviolet radiation exposure. The experts also found that limonene is extremely effective as ozone scavenger, fighting ozone chemicals which can trigger airway inflammation and lung injury in both humans and animals.
3 Ways to Include Lemon in Your Daily Diet
Drink lemon water throughout day
Squeeze a lemon in a water pitcher and drink this mixture throughout the day instead of plain water. The lemon has antiseptic properties and is able to destroy bad bacteria in the mucus underlining of your air vessels. Because of this, you will breathe easily.
Start your day with a lemon and warm water
Instead of drinking your morning coffee, start the day with a glass of warm water with previously squeezed half a lemon in it. This healthy beverage will help you feel refresh and revitalized throughout the entire day. In this way you will avoid energy crash that happens in most people after the caffeine effects are gone.
Use pure lemon as substitute for sauces and dressing
Lemon juice can be used as salad dressing, sauce for fish or chicken or as mayo for sandwiches. In this way you will consume it more often as a remedy against asthma. What is even more important, it can add zest and zing to your food without the unwanted calories