Contain compounds that optimize lung function like nitrates since they help relax blood vessels, reduce blood pressure, and optimize oxygen uptake.
Amongst the richest sources of vitamin C, a water-soluble nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant in your body. Getting enough vitamin C is especially important for those who smoke. In fact, consuming just 1 medium-sized sweet red pepper delivers 169% of the recommended intake for vitamin C!
Apple intake has been linked to a lower risk of asthma and lung cancer. This may be due to the high concentration of antioxidants in apples, including flavonoids and vitamin C.
Rich in carotenoids, including beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin — all of which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Blueberries are loaded with nutrients like anthocyanins which are powerful pigments that have been shown to protect lung tissue from oxidative damage
High in magnesium which helps protect against inflammation, and it helps bronchioles — tiny airways inside your lungs — stay relaxed, preventing airway restriction.
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