Spring, early summer and fall welcome us with fresh pollens that affect so many of us and if you’re a lover of being outdoors as I am, it can truly put a damper on your fun.
A few things that you can do to help boost your lung function is of course drink plenty of water to flush your system regularly; many of us decrease water consumption when the weather isn’t hot, however, it’s important to drink plenty every day of the year. Some of the following healthy lung foods will help as well:
Vitamin A foods
kale, romaine, broccoli, carrots, watercress.
Vitamin C foods
guava, rosehips, red, green and yellow peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, dark leafy greens, tomatoes, strawberries & citrus.
garlic, onion, shallot, oregano, dill, thyme, ginger, mint and parsley.
By adding these simple foods in your everyday meals you will get great benefits throughout your body as well as your lungs. You don’t need mega doses, every small amount helps. You can add lemon, mint and ginger to your water, sprinkle parsley on almost every dish and nibble on leafs of it throughout the day.
My Chinese practitioner/chiropractor shared a soothing remedy with me so I will pass it on to you. You’ll need:
1 green Bartlet type pear, seeded and cut into chunks
1 cup of water
and a sauce pan
Add the chunks of pear to the pan on water and poach for 15 minutes. Drink the ‘tea’ and eat the pear. It nourishes the lungs and helps to open the air passages. It’s also soothing for asthma, bronchitis and dry cough.
Healthy eating is healing; healthy eating is living!