Your lungs are very important organs, not only for breathing, but also because they are a place where the outside world meets the inside of your body. These organs are under constant attack from microorganisms like bacteria and parasites. Healthy lungs will be able to resist these attacks, but if they are unhealthy, not only microorganisms, but also the surrounding environment could very easily do severe damage to your lungs and eventually to the rest of your body. Eating in a healthy way is important to keep them safe and strong, so in this article we’ll list 10 food items with positive effects on the health of your lungs.
Sulforaphane is a compound found in broccoli, recent studies say that this compound helps against some chronic pulmonary diseases. It is important though that we mention that these results are specifically for cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and also that it is an early study, so right now it only seems that eating broccoli could increase the amount of sulforaphne in the body and avoid the progression of COPD.
If you don’t like broccoli, our next entry might make you happier.