Asthmatics breathe easy with more Vitamin C
British researchers have found a link between the incidence of asthma & the consumption of fruit.
As per researchers from Cambridge University - The more intake of Vitamin C & manganese in your diet, the less likely it is you will suffer from asthma.
Building on previous studies linking antioxidant intake, particularly Vitamin C & Vitamin E, to the incidence of asthma, this latest research found participants who upped Vitamin C doses experienced a 12 % drop in symptomatic asthma. Raising manganese doses produced a 15 % reduction.
Converting these results to food quantities, the researchers concluded that moderate consumption of citrus fruits like Amla , Orange etc (between 0.7 and 46.2 gm/day) decreases the risk of asthma by 12 % , whereas high consumption (46.3 gm and up) lowers the risk by 41% .
"Our observations are consistent with previous reports of an inverse association between dietary fruit and dietary Vitamin C and respiratory conditions," say the researchers.
The active mechanism in Vitamin C & Manganese is thought to be their antioxidant nature, particularly enzyme superoxide dismutase found in manganese, which the study believes may also help reduce the incidence of other lung conditions.
References : Researches & Studies that shows Vitamin C benefits for Lungs.
Intake of Dietary vitamin C supplement protects against COPD: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2012
Vitamin C may effect Lung infections (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2099400/)
Vitamin C - The best Vitamin for lungs.
Beneficial effects of Vitamin C (L ascorbic acid) to treat lung fibrosis induced by paraquat
Vitamin C ( L ascorbic acid) Prevents Cigarette Smoke–Induced Pulmonary Emphysema in Mice and Provides Pulmonary Restoration
Intake of L Ascorbic acid ( Vitamin C) corresponds to healthy lungs.
Breathing new life into septic acute lung injury therapy with Vitamin C
Vitamin C (L Ascorbic acid ) Shows Direct Benefit in Lung Functions.
Vitamin C (L ascorbic acid) for treating & preventing pneumonia.