Asthma and allergic bouts have considerably increased during the last couple of years. The Asthma statistics indicate a jump of 74% among children in the age group 5 to 14 years and 160% among the four-year olds, reveal the National Institute of Health. Apart from this, about one in every four U.S. children also suffers from allergy.
A recent study has revealed that Spanish children, who eat minimum 40gms of fruity-vegetables, such as cucumber, tomatoes, green beans, eggplants, and zucchini, were less likely to develop Asthma and other respiratory disorders. Fruity-vegetables are grown from a blossom in the plant, which comes from seed.
A study, carried out on 500 Spanish children, in a period of seven years, in the Spanish Island of Menorca, was published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, also stating that those consuming more than 60gms of fish a day, were less likely to develop childhood allergies.
In another study, conducted by the University of Crete, Greece, the Lead Author, Dr. Leda Chatzi, studied children below six years of age, and noted that there was specific evidences of dietary effects, and that other groups, such as bread, meat and diary, provides the same protective effect, along with fruits and vegetables.
“After comparing results for a wide range of variables, we have concluded that there was a definite association between symptom-free children with a diet rich in fruity-vegetables and fish, reducing inflammation pertaining to Ashthma and Allergies, which was very significant in our studies,” revealed Chatzi.
Even though, there have been numerous studies earlier, that links the benefit of a diet rich in vegetables and fish to health improvement, the findings revealed here have been published after the researchers conducted observations on children from the womb until six years of age, after taking even their mothers dietary habits into consideration. It was noticed that incidents of Asthma and allergies, were considerably less among children who consumed more than one and a half oz of fruity-vegetables and more than two oz of fish a day.