As winter comes, everybody should take precautions when it comes to preventing unwanted health complications. For the people suffering from Asthma (and not only), the following info is crucial.
Even though it’s something everybody does without even thinking – like blinking, for example, breathing and its associated problems should not be taken lightly. As the leading international expert on Asthma, doctor Albert L. Sheffer from the Harvard Medical School warns us: “In the United States, between 1980 and 1993 the number of deaths due to asthma increased by 118%”. Since for many people asthma attacks happen more often in the winter, the next 30 seconds simple remedy is not only useful but potentially life-saving as well.
Asthma – why is not everybody good at breathing?
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute explains that Asthma is a long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
“There are two challenges for people with asthma in the winter. One is that they spend more time inside. The other is that it’s cold outside,” says H. James Wedner, MD, an asthma expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Never run out of air again with the B&P combination
Asthma is a severe problem for many people, and it can be a serious burden for sufferers.
So if you have asthma and are looking for a natural fix for your problems, look no further. The following little know Banana & Pepper combination is the best quick weapon against breathing problems:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: one medium ripe banana and a sprinkle of fresh black pepper.
WHAT TO DO: heat the banana in a microwave for 10 seconds. Sprinkle some black pepper on it. Then consume it immediately.
WHY DOES IT WORK SO WELL: it may come as a surprise to many, but bananas can act as an instant relief for asthma patients. This is because the banana helps the pepper pass fast through the larynx. In turn, this will clear the airways and provide a fresh breathing boosts.
Also, bananas contain probiotics. Dr. Samantha Walker, Asthma UK’s director of research and policy, recommends this super-fruit and adds: “Prebiotics can be found naturally in foods such as baked beans or yogurt.”
PS: Speaking of pepper, here’s a fun trivia fact: in Japan, samurai warriors threw rice-paper bags filled with pepper extracts at the eyes of their enemies to cause temporary blindness.