Q. What are the best foods to eat for asthma,COPD, and heart conditions?
A. There is possible evidence that eating fruit and vegetables can help lower the risk of developing asthma or COPD, but note that this is based on relatively few studies; more research needs to be done to definitively answer this question.
To prevent or manage heart disease: focus on fruit, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, beans, eggs, nuts, seeds, poultry, lean meats, low-fat dairy. Limit fried foods, bacon, cheese, sweets like pies, cakes, cookies, donuts, candy. The risk of heart disease can also be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight. For more assistance about your diet, ask your doctor to refer you to a registered dietitian, or find one in your area by searching EatRight.org.