One of the easiest ways to improve your lung health is to eat foods that help cleanse the lungs. There are several kinds of foods with a variety of health benefits that promote strong lungs. Add these to your weekly meal plan for best results.
Apples: researchers from St George’s Hospital Medical School in London discovered that apples were one of the key foods connected to healthy lung function, BBC reports. The lung capacity of people who ate at least five apples a week was 138 milliliters greater than those who ate none.
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Apricots: Apricots have a high vitamin C content which lowers the risk of infection and protects the respiratory tract linings
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Fatty fish: omega-3 fatty acids ensure your lungs stay clean, decrease inflammation and help to regulate the pulmonary system. Salmon, sardines and mackeral are all good sources of omega-3.
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Broccoli: due to its rich antioxidant properties, broccoli is one of the best foods for maintaining lung health. Broccoli boosts immunity and cleanses the lungs of harmful bacteria.
Garlic: garlic contains a natural compound called allicin which destroys bacteria that causes dangerous lung infections. Garlic can also reduce damage to the lungs caused by smoking and pollution, Medical Daily reports.
Blueberries: blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant contents of any fruit, making them an excellent source for lung protection and health. They can also help reduce the risk of lung cancer.
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