When you smoke cigarettes your vitamin A, C and E levels lower. You can still restore them though! Eat fruits, such as Kiwi, that are rich with these vitamins, and your body will start restoring these levels.
Vitamin A helps maintain your lungs and keeps them functioning normally.
Vitamin B-6 helps keep your DNA from becoming damaged and mutating, which helps in lowering your risk for lung cancer.
Scientific Reports found that higher intakes of vitamin C may help limit your risk of lung cancer.
Low blood levels of vitamin D may be connected with an increased risk of respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and interstitial lung disease, according to a review article published in Advances in Nutrition in May 2011. Make sure to eat fish like salmon and tuna, which provide vitamin D. You can also eat mushrooms, eggs, and fortified foods that can help provide this essential vitamin.
Vitamin E has been found to have both beneficial and negative effects on your lung health. A study from Respiratory Research in 2014, may have found an explanation for this. Make sure to get your vitamin E in the form of alpha-tocopherol, which is found in olive oils and sunflowers. This form of vitamin E can help improve your lung function
Spinach is full of folic acid and is full of vitamins. It contains vitamin A and flavonoids which are known to help protect the body from lung cancer. Spinach is also rich in iron, which your body needs to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.
Free Radical Biology & Medicine performed a study that shows eating an amount of sodium nitrate equivalent to that found in 100-300g of spinach for just 2 days significantly improves lung function
Make sure you are always drinking water. When you smoke your body becomes dehydrated. You can hydrate your body back to normal, and flush out all the nicotine by drinking a lot of water.
When you breathe through your nose, you inhale moisturized air, or vapor. When you breathe through your mouth too much, you are receiving dry air. One of the important reasons we have noses!
Your lungs also need to stay moisturized. Drinking water will help your lungs receive the proper amount of moisture they need to operate.
Working out in water helps strengthen your body in multiples ways. Due to the resistance it puts on your body when you attempt to do regular dry land exercises, it makes your body work overtime to supply enough oxygen. However we will talk more about exercising later in this post.
Onions are amazing! This vegetable helps when it comes to cleaning out your lungs! Onions can prevent many diseases, including lung infections.
Cancer patients eat onions to prevent the growth of new cells. Anthocyanins are the antioxidants which are found in the pigment that gives red onions their color. The sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine makes onions useful in the prevention and treatment of respiratory infections.