Food “Secret” REPAIRS Damaged Lungs
Do me a favor. Take a deep breath in and exhale.
Was that easy for you? If so, you’re one of the lucky ones. Because millions of Americans have trouble with this simple and vital task: breathing.
And even if a deep inhale isn’t a struggle for you, the fact of the matter is your lung function starts declining at age 30.
And if you’re a smoker? You’re worse for wear.
But the good news is, a certain food “secret” can REPAIR your damaged lungs…even the damage caused by years of smoking.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studied the diet and lung function of over 650 participants for the span of 10 years.
They found that those who ate more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit a day experienced a slower decline in lung function than those who ate less.
Plus, those who were former smokers and ate a diet rich in tomatoes and fruits like apples and bananas had a SLOWER decline in lung function over a ten-year span.
This means that these foods helped repair the damage caused by smoking.
And the benefit of these foods doesn’t stop there…
Participants who ate the most tomatoes — even those who CURRENTLY smoked — experienced a reduction in their rate of lung decline than those who didn’t eat as much.
These foods are especially high in healthy compounds and antioxidants that help with inflammation and cell repair.
But research notes that processed foods that include these fruits and veggies (like tomato sauce) do not have the same respiratory benefits.
If you’re a former smoker, or a current smoker, you should strongly consider putting apples and tomatoes at the top of your grocery list.
And even if you have never smoked or haven’t been diagnosed with any respiratory problems…your aging lungs could use a little boost.
Be sure to add these to your next grocery order.