The 10 best foods for the lungs

The 10 best foods for the lungs

"Maybe not everyone knows that ..." i lungs  they have two fundamental functions: it carbon dioxide exchange (waste of our metabolism), with oxygen (the fuel of all our cells), and consequently the purification of the organism, with the elimination of "exhaust gases", which are toxic if they accumulate in the body, just like our car does.

In our lungs, along with the air, they also arrive polluting particles, other dangerous molecules, e virus that creep through the nose or mouth. In good health, the lungs have theirs defense mechanisms against these molecules or microorganisms.

To keep the lungs, and consequently the whole body, in good health, it will be necessary pure aria (if it still exists on the planet ...) and one Proper nutrition. Yes, there are foods that can help lung health.

Let's see which are the 10 best foods for the lungs.


1. Garlic

THEgarlic it's a real one natural antibiotic, can improve asthma and help prevent or quickly overcome other lung conditions. Consume it in abundance, raw. Or, if you fear for your breath, look for it in capsules.


2. Onion

La onion, with his high content in quercetin, B vitamins and vitamin C is a source of antioxidants, which counteract free radicals and help strengthen the immune system. Eat it raw, in salads, to help your body fight allergies, colds and other lung ailments.


3. Turmeric

La turmeric it is a spice perhaps not very frequent on our tables, but with powerful properties anti-inflammatory and antioxidantthe. We will consume it in abundance, combined with pepper, to increase its absorption.


4. Carrot

La carrot is an important source of beta-carotenes and vitamin C, which help prevent lung diseases, improve the symptoms ofasthma, prevent the development of respiratory disorders. They will be perfect raw, in salads or with a light pinzimonio.


5. Tomato

Il tomato has the most content in lycopene, antioxidant molecule very effective in the defense against free radicals and consequently in the protection against tumors. The cooked tomato, with raw oil, will provide lycopene in a form that is better absorbed by our body. Green light to tomato sauce!


6. Ginger

Lo ginger, with its spicy flavor, in addition to acting as a tonic and anti-nausea, it promotes lung health. His anti-inflammatory action it can help protect lung cells from chronic disease. Let's use it as a spice or to prepare herbal teas.


7. Fish

Il fish, especially oily fish and fish from cold seas, contains Omega3 (good anti-inflammatory and antioxidant fats) e vitamin D, which supports lung function. For vegans, nuts are an excellent source of Omega3.


8. Cabbage

Il cabbage, especially in the variety "cabbage hood”Has a high content of glucosinolates, molecules that in our body facilitate the elimination of toxic substances. The protective action against lung damage is also enhanced by the presence of numerous antioxidants such as caffeic acid, ferulic acid and quercetin. Add them to your side dishes, or use them for excellent vegetarian sauces.


9. Berries and berries

I berries and the berries are sources of anthocyanins e resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effect that contributes to decrease it stroxidative ess, leading cause of chronic respiratory diseases and lung cancer. Use them in yogurt for breakfast, or try a green salad enriched with berries.


10. Oranges

oranges, but also peppers, kiwis and grapefruits, are rich in vitamin C which helps to absorb iron and therefore to better transport oxygen throughout the body. In addition, oranges also contain beta-cryptoxanthin, a natural antioxidant which acts positively against free radicals. Make lots of juices, pepper salads, risk citrus fruits paired with fennel and pomegranate, for a “healthy” salad.


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