Kids breathe better with bananas


Slice a banana to top junior’s oatmeal or pack a whole one in your  girls Hello Kitty  lunchbox. New research from the Imperial College of London shows that kids who ate one banana a day had a 34% less chance of developing asthma symptoms.

Researchers collected dietary informations from 2,640 children age 5-10, and found that banana eaters were one-third less likely to encounter breathing problems such as weezing. Children who drank apple juice daily experienced a 47% reduction in asthma symptoms.

Outcomes from the same study, which was funded by Dole, suggests that kids with low fiber intake are more vulnerable to respiratory problems associated with secondhand smoke.


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Posted on November 16, 2011, in Childrens Health and Fitness and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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