Healing the Lungs . . .
So yesterday we discovered the possibilities of "adaptogens" and healing the lungs.
Well today . . . we're going to talk about the "food" that can aid in the body's "Lung and Oxygen Network".
Okay . . . so one of the most important foods we can consume for lung health, are fresh greens because they are very rich in chlorophyll. And with this . . . they can improve cellular oxygen uptake.
Now . . . beets and beet greens are packed with magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and carotenoid antioxidants, which are all essential for lung health.
And the "flavonoids" . . . we spoke of the other day in apples . . . have been linked to a lower risk of asthma and lung cancer
Some other foods would be . . . tomatoes because they're rich in "lycopene", an antioxidant that can improve the lungs and reduce airway inflammation in people with asthma and improve lung function in people with COPD.
Next up . . . blueberries because they are a rich source of "anthocyanins", which are powerful pigments that have been shown to protect lung tissue from oxidative damage.
And if you're looking for a yummy little treat to help protect and heal the lungs . . . try baking in the oven some pears (peeled and deseeded) with a little manuka honey and ginger drizzled on top.
Or what about . . . garlic, onions, root vegetables and green vegetables simmered into a soup??? These are all wonderful elements for healthy lungs.
And maybe even add some cabbage because it's packed with fiber. And studies show that people who consume more fiber have better lung function than those who don't.
And finally . . . green tea and its EGCG. It has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has shown to inhibit fibrosis and scarring of tissues in the lungs.
Now . . . tomorrow we'll talk about the important role "potassium" plays in lung health. And how it's vital to lung function.