7 Foods for Healthy Lungs and Improved Breathing

 Did you know that an unhealthy diet also affects your breathing? 

In today's video, you will see seven foods that are good for your lungs and help the respiratory system work.

Although breathing is an involuntary action of our bodies, breathing correctly isn't all that simple. 

During the colder season, the dry and polluted air makes it difficult for the body to filter the oxygen correctly. It increases the chances of catching a cold or flu, of developing allergic crises, besides worsening chronic issues, such as asthma, rhinitis, and bronchitis. 

Do you suffer from any of these issues, or know someone who does? 

See now 7 foods that work great for the lungs!


Watercress helps lubricate the lungs and, because it is expectorating, contributes to alleviating coughs, sore throats and inflammations on the up airways. 


One of the most popular and most eaten green leaves of the world, lettuce is wonderful for the lungs. 


Besides being a natural anti-inflammatory, garlic also contains allicin, capable of fighting infections, reducing inflammations, and preventing diseases. 


Rich in antioxidants, onion has important actions to strengthen the immune system and avoid chronic diseases, colds, and flu.


Carrots are good for the specific case of coughs and phlegm, helping us breathe better and benefitting lung health.


Besides being rich in fiber and being a food that improves lung health, kale contains special phytonutrients that help defend our body against the development of cancer cells. 


Known for its bitter taste, which comes from a compound called glucosinolate, the turnip has anticancer actions in the body. 

So, did you know that these foods could help your breathing and lungs? 

Adding them to your daily eating is a simple way of reducing inflammation, improving lung function and healing your respiratory tract.


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