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4 Foods That Can Help Boost Your Lung Function

The lungs is one of the most important organs in your body. It's major function is to coordinate breathing which involves expiration (breathing out) and inspiration (breathing in).

If for any reason or reasons your lungs develops any problem, or it fails to function normally, you might begin suffer from asphyxiation (inability to breath properly), lack of availability of oxygenated blood in your system which can lead to death of tissues, and other problems related to poor lung function. This is why you must protect your lungs from bad substances such as smoking cigarettes, and help keep it healthy by eating foods that can boost it's function.

Foods that helps to boost your lung function by mostly functioning as antioxidants which helps to prevent inflammations and free radicals or toxins that can accumulate in your lungs. In order words they help to keep your lungs free from substances or reactions that can lead to constriction of your lungs which can lead to difficulty in breathing.

Below are foods that can help boost your lung function by the mechanism stated or explained above.

1. Tomatoes. Tomatoes contain a substance known as lycopene which is an antioxidant. It helps to prevent inflammation or any other reaction that can lead to the constriction of your airways.

2. Fruits which as oranges, pineapples, and apples. These fruits contains a good amount of vitamin C which is also an antioxidant that helps to boost your lung function by helping to combat inflammatory reactions in your airways.

3. Cabbage. They contain anthocyanins and fibre which helps to boost your lung function and helps to prevent a decline in your lung function respectively.

4. Oysters. They contain zinc, selenium, vitamin B and copper which are all relevant to the health of your lungs. They thus helps to boost your lung function by preventing inflammation and by helping to boost the immunity of your lungs to substances and organisms that can mess with your lung function.

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