Healthy Food for Healthy Lungs

Everyday your lungs are exposed to pollutants and microbes that are lodged in the air you breathe. Taking care of your lungs will ensure that they function well and filter out the toxicity. Here is a list of healthy foods that will boost lung health and keep you healthy.

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Water
Drinking plenty of water will regulate the blood flow to and from the lungs. It will also keep the lungs hydrated and the mucus flowing. Apart from that, not drinking enough water will cause your lungs to stay dry which will make them more susceptible to irritation.

Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, kale and broccoli have shown significant progression in reducing the onset and development of lung cancer. These vegetables are rich in chlorophyll that can cleanse and build blood and are full of healthy antioxidants as well.

Apples
Apples are rich in vitamins E, C and flavonoids which boost the functionality of the lungs. People who eat apples several times a week have healthier lungs than people who don’t.

Fatty fish
Fatty fish contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which is one of the most essential nutrients for healthy lungs.

Beans, nuts and seeds
Beans, nuts and seeds are rich in magnesium which is another mineral that is essential for lung health. They also benefit cardiovascular health.

Carrots
Carrots are also rich in vitamins A and C, lycopene and antioxidants which aid in lung health. Regular consumption of this vegetable will lower ones risk of developing lung cancer too.

 

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