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Foods that boost immunity and increase lung function


As we continue to try our best to stay safe and protect our health, we know that a strong immune system can help us fight diseases. In addition to boosting our immune system, it is also important to take care of our lungs.


Here are some foods that can help to support your immune system and strengthen lung capacity.




Foods that support the health our the immune system


Vegetables

Bell peppers

Broccoli

Spinach

Tomatoes

Kale

Cauliflower


Fruits

Apples

Oranges

Lemons

Limes

Kiwi

Papaya

Melon

berries


Nuts

Almonds

Walnuts

Pistachios

macadamia nuts

Brazil nuts


Seeds

Chia seeds

Sunflower seeds

Flax seeds


Whole Grains

Couscous

Quinoa

Brown rice

Oats

Farro

Barley

Buckwheat


Protein

grass-fed beef

wild-caught fish

free-range poultry

Eggs

Tempeh

legumes


Fats and Oils

Avocados

Olive oil

Coconut oil

Grass-fed butter


Herbs and Spices

Ginger

Garlic

Cinnamon

black pepper


Beverages

Green tea

Kombucha

Coconut water

Kefir

Foods that support your lungsApples

Apples contain phytochemicals and have been shown to decrease oxidative stress and inflammation, which could improve pulmonary function.

Green Tea

Green tea is high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which are beneficial for lung function, and other compounds that improve airway function. Research shows that green tea can lower the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Leafy greens (e.g., kale, spinach, arugula)

Leafy greens can support your lung health because they contain antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Studies show that these foods are linked to lower risk of lung cancer, COPD and asthma in adults.


Garlic

Garlic contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help to protect us against oxidative stress in the lungs and in the body.


Ginger

Ginger has a lot of medicinal properties that supports lung health.

Salmon

This is known to be one of the top lung cleansing foods,and a good source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.


Turmeric

Turmeric is great for your lungs mostly because it contains curcumin, which gives turmeric it rich color. Studies indicate that turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties could help to treat different respiratory conditions.

Bananas

Bananas are high in potassium, fiber and vitamin C. They support lung health because the potassium helps the lungs contract and expand and therefore prevent respiratory issues.

Foods that DO NOT support the immune system and lung health

Processed Foods: fried foods, baked goods, fast food, convenience meals

Refined Carbs: white bread, pasta, crackers, chips, tortillas

Processed Meats: bacon, salami, bologna, beef jerky, lunch meats

Sugary Beverages: soda, fruit juice, sweet tea, sports drinks, energy drinks

Added Sugar: high-fructose corn syrup, table sugar, agave nectar, molasses


In Good Health, '

deon


Source: Draxe.com

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