12 Foods That Can Fight Lung Inflammation



green fresh broccoli close up



Research suggests that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, could be anti-inflammatory for people with COPD. Plus, a cup of broccoli contains 135 percent of your daily need for vitamin C, which is even more than you’d get from eating an orange.


Leafy greens


Full frame close up of mixed dark leafy greens including kale, chard and spinach

A study following 4,400 Dutch adults found that lutein, an antioxidant found in leafy greens, could improve lung function in smokers, though it didn’t have the same protective effects in non-smokers. The researchers suggest that the benefits come from lutein’s anti-inflammatory effects. Don’t miss these other

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