Do you live in areas affected by environmental pollution? Have you ever faced trouble breathing? To ease and normalize your breathing, you need your lungs to be healthy and working. The lungs are the most vital organs of our body and the ones responsible for our breathing.
Environmental issues, especially in our cities, that include smoke from factories, cars, and other harmful pollutants have led to various diseases of lungs such as bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and cystic fibrosis, etc.
A necessary diet and a routine of exercise are what keep our lungs healthy and working in proper condition. They keep the lungs from getting certain diseases. In India alone, the air pollution problem has touched an all-time high and is causing problems every year.
According to a report of WHO, 235 million people in India suffer from asthma that is in under-diagnosed condition. To battle with all these problems, our lungs need to be healthy and the diet taken should be especially important for our lungs.
Here we have listed 10 best food items to eat that help our lungs getting healthier and help us breathe easily.
Garlic helps in better functioning of lungs as they have flavonoids that stimulate glutathione production. This increase in glutathione production helps to eliminate the carcinogens and toxins from our lungs. Garlic also has its effect on countering lung infections from certain bacteria.
Flaxseeds can help in boosting lung health by reducing lung fibrosis. This is also shown in a study published in Journal BMC cancer, where flaxseeds were given as diet to mice and it was observed that they not only protected the lung tissues from radiations they were exposed to, but also helped in preventing the consequent damage of the exposure.