Many people – both men and women – snore while sleeping, causing considerable discomfort to their sleeping partners.

Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the back of the throat, and is aggravated by blocked respiratory or nasal passages, the result of inflamed mucous membranes (catarrh).

An improper diet can aggravate a snoring problem. The same is true of some food-related allergies, for example those linked to:

– milk and dairy products

– gluten contained in wheat and its derivatives

– very starchy foods

– sugars and fat

– spicy foods or very hot drinks

Insufficient physical exercise and air quality (including atmospheric pollution) are also factors that affect snoring.

A diet aimed at combating snoring should be composed mainly of raw and cooked fruit and vegetables, in moderate amounts.

Cut down on:

– fats

– bread

– rice

– pasta

– sweets

– Sleep on your side and not on your back.

– If snoring persists, ask your doctor to check for a possible allergy, especially to milk, gluten, eggs and peanuts.

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