Food allergies and sensitivities are also something to consider when you are creating
an asthma-friendly diet. WebMD notes that while food sensitivities are common, a true allergy -- where the body's immune system reacts to proteins in foods like peanuts, milk or eggs -- is rare, only occurring in around 2% of the population.
However, both food allergies and sensitivities can trigger asthma attacks or make symptoms worse so avoiding them is important.
Apart from food allergens like peanuts, children with asthma can also have issues with artificial ingredients like sulfites that can trigger respiratory symptoms, according to Healthline. That is why organic food, which is free of these artificial ingredients, can be a safe choice for asthmatic children.
So, while there is no such thing as an "asthma diet", following the nutritional guidelines above can help you to control and even improve your child's condition. In addition to this, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and other whole foods that helps maintain a normal BMI and avoids food allergens can also improve your child's overall health.