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Diet for toddlers with asthma

Huda Shaikh
1 to 3 years

Created by Huda Shaikh
Updated on Sep 14, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

It can be distressing for a mother to attend to her child who has asthma. Apart from keeping him away from allergens and tending to him, diet can play an important role as well. According to Huda Sheikh, a nutritionist, using the right diet can help alleviate the symptoms of asthma in children as young as 3 years old. She recommends feeding them green leafy vegetables in moderation, all seasonal fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, sprouts, beans and lentils. Green leafy vegetables contain calcium, so as long they are not given in excess, they can be fed to the child. Once you start introducing milk and milk products, Huda recommends first trying out yoghurt and buttermilk before giving milk as as many a times dairy products do not suit children with asthma.

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