LifeSpring Home Nutrition

At LifeSpring Home Nutrition, we aim to address the global healthcare crisis by providing healthy, Medically Tailored Meals (MTM) with convenient home delivery at affordable prices.

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Nutrition for Asthma

Proper nutrition can help people manage asthma by reducing symptoms. According to Nutrition Reviews, “Evidence suggests that diets emphasizing the consumption of plant-based foods might protect against asthma development and improve asthma symptoms through their effects on systemic inflammation, oxidation, and microbial composition.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers meal plans designed to improve overall health and reduce the risk of various conditions, including asthma. Nutrition for asthma helps people better manage their condition.

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes inflammation in a person’s airway. According to Environmental Health Perspectives, “[N]early 15 million Americans have asthma, including almost 5 million children . . . Approximately 5,500 persons die from asthma each year.” Safely managing asthma reduces the risk of severe illness or death. 

The primary symptoms of asthma include: 

  • Shortness of breath 
  • Wheezing 
  • Coughing at night or during physical exertion
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing

The effects of asthma can be reduced or eliminated with medication and healthy lifestyle changes. Proper nutrition and eating foods that reduce inflammation help people manage their condition more effectively.

How Does Nutrition for Asthma Impact Symptoms?

Diet profoundly affects the body’s immune system and overall health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Previous research has shown that eating a ‘Mediterranean diet’ rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy foods, antioxidants and vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks.” Research has also shown that “a poor-quality diet high in fats from meat, junk food and soda may impair the body’s ability to handle pollution and allergens, potentially leading to more frequent asthma attacks.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers meals high in vitamin D, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients. 

What Are Some Ways to Improve Nutrition for Asthma?

Diet plays a significant role in managing asthma symptoms and reducing the side effects of the condition. Below are brief descriptions of healthy foods people can use to experience fewer or less severe asthma symptoms.

Fruits and Vegetables

Vegetables and fruit are rich in antioxidants, including beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and other nutrients capable of reducing lung swelling and inflammation. Fruits and vegetables also contain flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. The health benefits of flavonoids make them excellent for asthma management. LifeSpring Home Nutrition creates highly nutritious and delicious meals using fruits and vegetables.

Whole Grains

High-fiber diets have been associated with improved lung function, reducing the side effects of asthma. According to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, “[C]urrent evidence suggests that healthy dietary patterns emphasizing intake of . . . whole grains, fiber, and unsaturated fats may help prevent and treat asthma.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers a wide range of meals with whole grains and fiber-rich foods. 

Foods High in Vitamin D

Some people with asthma may have lower levels of vitamin D. Spending time outdoors allows the body to absorb vitamin D from the sun. However, some people may have mobility issues or other conditions limiting their ability to spend time outdoors. Home-delivered meals from LifeSpring Home Nutrition have essential vitamins. Vitamin D can be found in multiple drinks and foods, including milk, mushrooms, and fish.

What Foods to Avoid If You Have Asthma?

Some foods may increase inflammation or trigger other body responses. Below are a few foods people avoid to manage asthma and related health conditions better.

"Junk" Food and Saturated Fats

Many people with health issues eat junk food, including saturated fats and ultra-processed foods. Often, these foods are cheaper and easier to access. However, junk food and soda or other sugary drinks reduce overall health and may contribute to asthma-related symptoms. Replacing junk food with healthy alternatives, including fruit and vegetable meals, lowers the risk of a severe asthma attack and other preventable health issues.

Eggs and Other Foods That Trigger an Immune Response

Some foods, including eggs, trigger an immune response. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sulfites can trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Used as a preservative, sulfites can be found in wine, dried fruits, pickles, fresh and frozen shrimp, and some other foods.” People choose which types of foods to eat when creating a meal plan, making it easy to avoid triggering foods. 

Highly Processed Foods Do Not Provide Nutrition for Asthma

Ultra-processed foods contribute to many health conditions, including asthma. People avoid processed foods by eating more meals made with whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, and grains. LifeSpring Home Nutrition uses high-quality ingredients to make fresh-to-frozen meals. People benefit from replacing processed foods with healthy home meal deliveries.

How Does LifeSpring Home Nutrition Help People Manage Nutrition for Asthma?

Home-delivered meals offer people an easy and effective way to create a more balanced diet. Managing asthma is easier for individuals who prioritize nutritional meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Premade meals offer people an easy and quick way to effectively improve their diet.

Medically tailored meals help people by doing the following: 

  • Reduce unnecessary weight gain with built-in portion control
  • Replacing sulfites and other triggering foods with healthy alternatives
  • Reducing saturated fats and other foods that may worsen asthma
  • Increasing vitamin D and other essential nutrients

LifeSpring Home Nutrition works with a registered dietician (RD) to ensure every client has a meal plan tailored to their unique needs. Individuals diagnosed with asthma benefit from eating foods known to reduce inflammation and improve overall health. 

Asthma is a health condition affecting millions of people. Diet plays a vital role in managing asthma symptoms. LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers tailored meal plans for managing medical conditions, including asthma. To learn more about how to receive home meal delivery, call us today at (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.