An Orange a Day!

An Orange a Day!

A study in the April 2000 issue of Thorax found that eating citrus fruit or kiwi might reduce asthma symptoms in children. In this Italian study of over 18,000 children, eating fruit rich in vitamin C five to seven times a week was dramatic in reducing overall wheezing, chronic cough, nighttime cough, and severe wheezing episodes. Eating such fruit even 1 or 2 times a week was significantly protective compared to eating citrus fruit less often. The U.S. has raised its RDA for vitamin C, which may be especially helpful for children with a tendency toward asthma.

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Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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