Asthma Risk Linked to Low Fruit Consumption

fruits-82524__180A recent study of like individuals shows that consuming little or no citrus fruit leads to a higher incidence of suffering with symptomatic asthma. These symptoms are also linked to deficiencies in vitamin C and manganese which are present in many fruits.

The study showed that as little as 46 grams of citrus daily cut the risk of having symptomatic asthma in half. Interestingly, 46 grams is equivalent to only one quarter of a small orange.  

1 Thorax, May 2006.