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10 Foods To Keep Your Lungs Strong And Healthy

 

• Pistachios provide a type of vitamin E, Gama-tocopherol,  a defense against various types of lung cancer.

 

• Cayenne Pepper,  effective at fighting and diminishing cough and sore throat.

   Provides support against cold and flu. Try a concoction of hot water, honey, lemon juice, cayenne.
   Effective for people suffering from bronchial congestion and respiratory ailments, breaking down congested mucus.

 

• Broccoli, high in antioxidants, containing NRF-2 dependent characteristics and is among the best green foods for lungs.
   It is beneficial for people suffering from COPD.

 

• Carrots, a source of vitamins A and C. Vitamin A  influences the health of your lungs.

   Carrots also contain lycopene, zeaxanthin, and lutein which are powerful cancer-fighting agents.

 

* Vitamin C  helps get rid of many lung disorders.

 

• Onions contain  quercetin, a natural anti-oxidant. Research has shown that this anti-oxidant helps prevent lung cancer and many other lung diseases.
    Vitamins B6 and C that provide self-healing power to the body.

 

• Oranges contain vitamins B6 and C and iron which help the lungs transfer oxygen to cells more effectively, 
    contains anti-oxidant, beta-cryptoxanthin,  good for lung health.

 

• Fish are a rich source of vitamin D. Insufficient levels of Vitamin D may lead to loss of lung function.
   Fish also contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which provide a boost to the entire body.

    These fatty acids also act as a shield against lung cancer.

 

• Red wine, a source of resveratrol, an  anti-oxidant and helps get rid of free radicals which are the main cause of cancer.
   Eating a food rich in anti-oxidants provides your lungs with extra protection against diseases and disorders.
    Red wine contains pteristilbene which catalyzes the job of resveratrol,  providing benefits more efficiently.

 

• Walnuts, a vegetarian sources of fatty Omega-3 acids.

    Walnuts help fight against asthma and other ailments related to respiration.
     One serving of a handful of walnuts daily is recommended.

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Oh ya dancer, I love most o them. Top o the list pistachios, great excuse to get a bag 😁 you see @Sslip they ARE the best nut! 

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No Weegie, you're the best nut. 

 

After that it's personal preference, but let's be clear macadamia and cashews are the next best. ;)

 

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16 hours ago, Sslip said:

No Weegie, you're the best nut.

 

hmmm I'll have to lift my game... first melbourne comes second, then I do... its a sad depressing time.  :D

 

Peter Mac (cancer hospital) here recommends walnuts and broccoli for anyone having chemo or radiation as the two best foods to eat if you can.

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OH !!!..I thought we were all nuts here.

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 Peter Mac (cancer hospital) here recommends walnuts and broccoli for anyone having chemo or radiation as the two best foods to eat if you can

 

Yes!!! ..I've heard this too...I love broccoli and walnuts ...

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This thread is also here  in Exercising and Healthy Living.  Rozuki found it (thank you).

 

Bat suggested Ice Cream, obviously nurturing the inner human,  as one must.

 

BAT

Location: My Bat Mobile

Quit Date: 16 JAN 2014

Posted December 4, 2014

 

You forgot Ice Cream  :)

 

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So I make a Broccoli and walnut soup and also make a stir fry ... will sort some recipes out... just sort of bung em together so measurements are skewy....

 

My dad swears a daily banana split and a daily banana smoothie with malt and honey are why he is still here... when the kid was 14 months old they gave him 3-6months to live due to skin cancer... still here and turned 70 this month the tough old coot.

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