We all know the potential harm that smoking can cause. A significant number of smokers develop serious conditions each year, and many of these are related to the lungs. Of course stopping smoking altogether is still the single best way of avoiding these illnesses. But there are also other things you can do to help clean up your lungs and the rest of your body.
Here are eight great foods and drinks that every (ex) smoker should know about to help have healthier lungs.
Onions have been used for many centuries for their various medicinal properties. Recent research has shown that these powerful vegetables can help with a whole host of conditions that includes coughs, angina, bacterial infections, and even the common cold.
When it comes to helping with respiratory problems and clearing out the lungs onions contain sulfur rich compounds which help with lung related conditions such as asthma and severe coughing. The strong compounds also help break down phlegm in the lungs ensuring they are clear and able to function more effectively.
And the great thing about onion is that they are already a key ingredient in many delicious recipes. Scroll down and hit Next to read the rest of the article.
Brazil nuts are one of the best known sources of a mineral called selenium. This trace element has been linked, in a number of studies, to a reduced risk of death from lung cancer. Those people with higher levels of the mineral had much better survival rates. There is a note of caution here though. Too much selenium in your diet can actually be toxic so be careful not to over indulge.
Brazil nuts are also contain vitamin E which is great for your overall immune system too. They can also be a great source of the “good” fats that your body needs to function effectively.