The Top 10 Nutritional Powerhouses for Your Lungs

Beets and greens

Berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are low in sugar and high in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins.


Apples are rich in fiber and have a low glycemic index, which means they release sugar into the bloodstream slowly.


Peppers contain the most vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant. Smokers must get enough vitamin C.


Pumpkins have lung-healthy plant compounds in their bright colors. They are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. 


Turmeric improves health with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric's main constituent, curcumin, may improve lung function. 

Tomato and tomato products 

Tomatoes and tomato derivatives are high in lycopene, a carotenoid antioxidant that improves lung health.


Blueberries are rich in nutrients and can protect lung function . Blueberries contain anthocyanins like malvidin, cyanidin, peonidin, delphinidin, and petunidin. 

Green tea

Health advantages of green tea are amazing. Green tea has catechin epigallocatechin gallate. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it prevents tissue fibrosis.

Red cabbage 

Red cabbage has many anthocyanins and is cheap. Plant pigments make red cabbage bright. Consuming anthocyanin reduces lung function deterioration.


Edamame beans contain isoflavones. Isoflavone-rich diets lessen the risk of many diseases, including COPD.

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