A diet rich in salmon, trout and oily fish would reduce asthma symptoms in children.
A clinical study conducted by the University of LaTrobe , in fact, followed 64 Athenian children suffering from asthma for 6 months, changing their eating habits in order to make them eat more fish, in particular fatty fish (mackerel, salmon) and blue ( sardines, anchovies).
The fish diet that half of the children followed for six months – a Mediterranean diet with at least 150 grams of fish twice a week – allowed those children to reduce their asthma symptoms.
Up to a condition of normality.
Half of the children who ate a normal diet continued to have the same asthma problems.
The children involved in the study were between 5 and 12 years old.
According to Dr. Maria Papamichael , head of the study, a healthy diet, rich in omega3 in natural form, i.e. a fish diet that includes two to three portions of fresh fish a week, preferably blue or oily, can make a huge difference. in improving asthma in children. This is because the omega3 contained in fish would reduce inflammation in the lungs.
The good fats of fish, combined with a good supply of vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables, can help to significantly reduce the symptoms of childhood asthma.
The study was published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.