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Foods that help promote lung health

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A balanced diet is not only important for the lung health, but also for one’s overall health. “But before coming to foods, it must be noted that to have happy lungs, one must quit smoking immediately,” said Delnaaz Chanduwadia, Chief Dietitian, Jaslok Hospital.

A balanced diet is not only important for the lungs, but also for one’s overall health. “But before coming to foods, it must be noted that to have happy lungs, one must quit smoking immediately,” said Delnaaz Chanduwadia, Chief Dietitian, Jaslok Hospital.

Further, the expert shared some foods that help promote lung health.

Berries: are loaded with anthocyanins, a flavanoid found in strawberry, blue berries etc. Lung damage can happen due to free radicals, and this antioxidant compounds found in berries helps to slow down the decline of lung function which typically happens due to age.

Salt: Excess consumption of salt can lead to the worsening of asthma symptoms. Hence, it is adviced to eat fresh foods that are cooked at home rather than packaged varieties.

Red peppers: tomatoes and the like are loaded with lycopene, which is an antioxidant that aids lung health. Tomato juice has shown to improve airway inflammation. This is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lycopene also helps to delay age-related decline in lung function.

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