8 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)…

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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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