It’s no secret that a well-balanced diet keeps our bodies and minds strong and healthy. But did you know that eating the right foods can also keep your lungs healthy? The right nutrients in your diet can help support lung function, especially if you have an underlying lung disease like COPD.
During National Nutrition Month, we want to know what you eat to help boost your lung health. Will you share your favorite healthy recipes? Send them our way—and we’ll share them on Facebook and Twitter to help everyone take stock of their nutrition.
A well-nourished body is better able to handle infections, illness or side effects from lung disease. Healthy, well-portioned meals can make every breath more comfortable, especially if you have some underlying lung disease. Avoid foods that cause gas or bloating, and eat smaller meals that allow your lungs to fill and empty easier. Maintaining a healthy weight is important since belly fat can restrict the expansion of your lungs.