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Best Foods for Lungs Recovery

Lungs are the vital respiratory organs of the body. They are responsible for the breathing and respiration process for the exchange of gases between blood and the outside environment. They Transport oxygen from the air to the blood and removes carbon dioxide from blood out of the body To the environment. Due to some bad habits like smoking and other lung infections, the capacity of lungs decreases. There are some foods available which can boost the lungs capacity to perform better and also can protect from infections and disorders.

  • Apple – contains high amounts of antioxidants and vitamin c and it can minimize the symptoms of lung cancer and asthma and some other lung infections. Eat apples with the skin to get more benefits as the skin also contains anti oxidants.
  • Turmeric – is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins compounds such a “curcumin”, good against inflammatory reactions that helps in the protection and detoxification of lungs. A study on turmeric and the patients with lung diseases found that turmeric improves the general functions of lungs, and the patients having turmeric showed better improvements in lungs functions as compared to other lungs infected patients not eating turmeric.
  • Blueberries – are rich source of Anthocyanins that play a significant role in protection of lungs from oxidative effects. The other important nutrients in blueberries are Cyanidin, Peonidin, Malvidin and Petunidin. All these ingredients are good for lungs detox.
  • Tomatoes –   are components of most of our daily dietary intakes. They are rich source of antioxidants known as Lycopene. Lycopene is very beneficial against lung infections such as COPD and asthma and it also reduces in inflammation in lungs.
  • Green Tea –   is a very popular drink known for its health benefits. It contains high amounts of antioxidants in the form of Catechin such as “Epigallocatechin”. It protects the lungs from scarring and improves lung functions and a study show that they are also helpful in the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis and inflammation diseases.
  • Olive Oil   –  It contains concentrated amounts of antioxidants Polyphenols and vitamin E which are good for healthy lungs as they can protect lungs from disorders and also helpful in the treatment of lung infections.
  • Coffee     –   is a popular drink which is commonly used in daily life especially in the morning for breakfast. It contains caffeine and antioxidants which are good for lungs as they can help in smooth breathing.
  • Pumpkin –   are rich source “Carotenoids” and some other vital nutrients including Beta Carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin which contain anti- Inflammatory properties. Research shows that high Carotenoids levels In the blood are good for lungs health as they improve the functions of the lungs.

Disclaimer: This is for informational and educational purposes only. Always consult health Professionals for advice and questions regarding health conditions.        


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