Allergy in children is spreading at full speed like the epidemic of the century. In schools, it is observed that one out of every five children is allergic and one in every ten children has asthma. It has become commonplace to see spray-shaped asthma medications in classrooms. Allergy is a genetic disease and is known to be more common in infants with a family history of allergic diseases. However, genetic structure is not the only factor in the emergence of allergic disease. It is observed that the environment in which the baby grows and the feeding pattern shape the genetic structure. Today's children now consume more sugary and prepared food; less fresh fruit at vegetable dinner. This situation is thought to be partly responsible for the rapid increase in allergic diseases observed in the century. Child Allergy Specialist Prof.Dr.Yonca Nuhoğlu explains the 10 nutrients that children should stay away from.
In our children, the sense of taste develops at a very early age. Especially chocolate foods, endorphin secretion, which we call the happiness hormone, as a kind of addiction attracts children. However, cocoa has the same structure as coffee and contains high levels of caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant. Causes reflux in children by increasing acid secretion in the stomach. Symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite and belching in children are the symptoms of reflux. Reflux of gastric acid secretion from the swallow tube up into the respiratory system enters the asthma symptoms. Silent reflux is reported in 60% of children with asthma.
The two fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which have opposite effects, must be balanced in the nutrition of children. Omega 3, which is abundant in olive oil and hazelnut oil, has allergy-preventing effects. Margarine and so on. omega 6, which is found in high percentage of vegetable fats, increases allergy. Vegetable fat-containing foods such as opening, pastry, pastry, etc., consuming a lot of food in the body to break down this balance and cause allergies.
3-FRYERS AND CHIPS
A child who consumes high amounts of fat and calories in frying foods is more likely to gain weight. Being fat increases the occurrence of asthma in children by 2 times. In addition, fatty fries delay gastric emptying and provide the basis for reflux and reflux triggered asthma exacerbations.
Tomato is a food that is known to increase gastric acid secretion when consumed too much. Tomato ketchup, etc. are used extensively. sauces can cause stomach upset in children. Even if they are unadulterated, feeding with large amounts of tomato and tomato paste can cause gastric acid-related damage to the respiratory tract and lead to a so-called reactive airway, which is considered a precursor to asthma.
Mayonnaise delays gastric emptying due to its high fat content. In children with allergic asthma with silent reflux, this food calls for episodes of bronchitis. Recently consumed with sık fast food ”foods, this food has become an indispensable member of the“ hamburger, french fries, cola ”trio for children.
Many mothers give honey to their children in various ways with the thought that it will be good for allergy and asthma. It is a fact that honey contains many substances considered to be healing; however, honey is also a very heavy food for the stomach. Feeding spoonful of honey for children with allergic asthma with the intention of healing is inconvenient as it can cause reflux.
Pain and spice is the hidden danger for asthmatic children with quiet reflux. Red pepper and pepper dishes, sausages, sausages, etc. processed meat products cause exacerbation of allergies and asthma in children. Spices often include pizza, lahmacun etc. in children's diet. enters during the consumption of foods.
8-ARM AND GAS BEVERAGES
Cola is another drink that contains plenty of caffeine and is known to be stimulating. Cola and fruity carbonated beverages, which have recently been abundant in children's nutrition, cause allergic bronchitis / asthma attacks on reflux and reflux.
9-ICE TEA, COFFEE
These drinks, which have not been recommended to children in the past because of their caffeine content, have recently started to take place in the nutrition of children due to their cold serving. These drinks consumed in forms such as iced tea and iced coffee are the main causes of stomach problems and anorexia in children. These foods are known to increase stomach acid secretion after a period of reflux attacks can cause exacerbations of allergic bronchitis.
10-DESSERT WITH SYRABIA
The fats and margarine in its content give flavor to sherbet desserts, while on the other hand it can cause stomach problems in our children. Heavy desserts such as baklava, syrup and pumpkin dessert, when consumed frequently and in large quantities, cause silent reflux in children and trigger allergic bronchitis / asthma.