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Most Effective Ways to Promote Lung Health


Taking care of your heart might seem like common sense—if you implement regular cardio-vascular exercise, limit unhealthy fats, while incorporating heart health fats into your daily diet. However, contemplating effective ways of taking care of your lungs might leave you a little flabbergasted. Research from the American Lung Association (ALA), points to eight ways to promote lung health and avoid chronic conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)…

1. Boost Antioxidant Intake

We naturally equate good nutrition with good health, but nutrient-rich foods (not supplements) rich in antioxidants and glucosinolates (biological compounds with proven anti-cancer attributes), are linked to efficient lung function and health. For instance, research from the National Cancer Institute found that individuals who ate at least 5-servings of cruciferous vegetables (i.e., collard greens, bok choy, kale, arugula, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts) per week cut their risk of lung cancer by 50-percent vs. those who consumed low quantities of coniferous veggies.

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