A world without lungs would be a very dire place indeed.
It sounds obvious, but the principal function of the lungs is to transport oxygen from the atmosphere into the bloodstream, and to release carbon dioxide from the bloodstream in to the atmosphere. In a nutshell, they enable us to breathe, a function pretty important for every day living. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of foods that help benefit your lungs, for maximum efficiency and functionality. They are:
Pomegranates: Pomegranate juice slows the growth of lung tumours. Pomegranates contain many antioxidants including ellagic acid, which is gaining strides in cancer research.
Carrots: These roots are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and lycopene, all antioxidants that affect lung health and lower the chances of developing lung disease.
Cruciferous Vegetables: Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and kale have been shown to halt the progression of lung cancer and cut the risk of developing lung cancer in half.
Ginger: has a warming, stimulant effect on the circulation, which helps dislodge phlegm.
Flax seeds: Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids as well as magnesium. Some research suggests that omega-3s, abundant in salmon and other oily fish, have a beneficial effect on asthma, but that research is still preliminary
Now that you’re endowed with this information, hopefully you’re able to breathe a little easier!