Green leafy vegetables will reduce the risk of asthma in an unborn child

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One of the most common diseases of the upper respiratory tract is asthma. The first symptoms of such life-threatening pathology manifest themselves at an early age in many children. Japanese scientists have found an effective method of prevention of this pathological process. To do this, a pregnant woman just needs to eat green leafy vegetables.

Scientific experts investigated the clinical picture of 310 children under two years of age. During pregnancy, the mothers of these babies kept special diaries in which they indicated in detail what and how much they ate.

All children were checked for asthma and predisposition to this disease. It turned out that children were 52% less likely to suffer from this serious illness if the mother’s diet contained a large amount of spinach, broccoli, lettuce, and cabbage. But the following is noted: the relationship between the risk of developing the disease and the number of green leafy vegetables in the mother’s diet only occurred in the first trimester of pregnancy. This is due to the fact that during the initial stages of development, the baby’s respiratory system is laid. Therefore, the expectant mother must be very careful about her health and nutrition in particular.

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