12 Foods That Can Fight Lung Inflammation
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.
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