5 Superfoods Can Help Promote Lung Health During the COVID-19 Epidemic; Experts Expose

While exercise and medication according to expert advice are essential for any health-related problems, diet plays an equally important role in boosting the immune system and nourishing it internally.

 5 Superfoods Can Help Promote Lung Health During the COVID-19 Epidemic; Experts Expose


The ongoing Coronavirus epidemic has affected several lives around the world. While some remain asymptomatic, others experience difficulties that often take life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "adults of any age with certain health conditions at risk are at greater risk of serious viral infections caused by COVID-19". 

One of these conditions, the CDC has pointed out, is lung-related problems such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease et al. In fact, a great deal of evidence has so far suggested that the virus adversely affects the respiratory system. A study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress further stated that COVID-19 could have a long-term effect on the lungs and heart of people infected with Coronavirus. However, "for many, this tends to improve over time," reads the report.

Therefore, we see that it is time to take further steps to improve our lung health by all means. While exercise and medication according to expert advice are essential for any health-related problems, diet plays an equally important role in boosting the immune system and nourishing it internally.

Keeping this in mind, we bring you high nutrition options, as suggested by the Lung Health Institute, USA, which can help promote overall lung health. Keep reading.


Lung-Health Healthy Foods: Here Are 5 Healthy Food Options:

1. Broccoli:

According to nutritionist Ruali Datta, "Broccoli is loaded with an anti-inflammatory drug called Sulforaphane." According to several studies, this mixture can help protect the lungs from toxic damage.


2. Carrots:

As well as promoting lung health, carrots are known to combat the effects of smoking - a factor that increases the risk of COVID, according to each CDC. According to a study published in the journal Nutrition Research and Practice, carrots are loaded with beta carotene "which protects smokers at increased risk of developing cancer and other debilitating diseases".


3. Raw vegetables:

Vegetables such as spinach, kale, cabbage etc. are loaded with vitamins A, C, E and K, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties known to improve lung health. "They also contain a powerful antioxidant, B-carotene, which is known for its ability to eliminate free radicals and protect the body from damage," said Datta.


Citrus Fruits:

A good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges etc. help protect the body from rebellion and serious free radicals. A study published in the British Medical Journal further stated that the use of vitamin C may help reduce asthma and other respiratory problems.


5. Berries:

Berries are known as a storehouse of antioxidants, and according to the American Cancer Society, they help protect the lungs from various ailments. In addition, a study published in The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition found that flavonoids in the diet of berries (especially blueberries) can help reduce lung-related lung function.


You can consider adding these superfoods to your daily diet to get a healthier lung!

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