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How pre­bi­otics can help peo­ple with ex­er­cise-in­duced asthma

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents -

If ex­er­cise-in­duced asthma af­fects you, pre­bi­otics may help. A study at Not­ting­ham Trent Univer­sity found that pre­bi­otics greatly im­proved symp­toms in a group of phys­i­cally ac­tive asthma suf­fer­ers. Re­searchers be­lieve pre­bi­otics af­fect the ac­tiv­ity of ‘good’ bac­te­ria in the gut, damp­en­ing al­ler­gic and in­flam­ma­tory re­sponses. Pre­bi­otics are found in a range of foods, in­clud­ing raw gar­lic, onions and green ba­nanas (use them in a smoothie) or you can take a sup­ple­ment.

TAKE THE AIR The pre­bi­otics in green ba­nanas can aid asthma suf­fer­ers

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