Foods that Strengthen the Lungs and Home remedies for Asthma

Front view of heart and lungs.
Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons by Henry Gray   

The lungs are the vital organs of the body and need special care. The lungs purify the breath and supply the oxygen to the heart which is then transported to the whole body through blood.
The polluted air and several germs would enter our blood stream, if the lungs fail to perform their functions which may damage the heart.
The following foods are beneficial for the health of the lungs.

1. Omega 3 fatty Acids
It is beneficial not only for the lungs but also for overall health. It is found in linseed and dry fruits. It is very beneficial for asthma patients and gives relied in breathing problems other symptoms.  

2. Leafy Vegetables
The antioxidants present in the green leafy vegetables remove the toxins from the lungs. So it is advisable to include cabbage, broccoli and spinach in regular diet in the form of vegetables and salads.

3. Pomegranate
The rich contents of antioxidants in pomegranate help the lungs to remove the toxic substances and purify the blood. It is the easiest source of antioxidants and helps in lung cancer too.

4. Vitamin C
The fruits containing vitamin C especially lemon are the rich source of antioxidants. The vitamin C helps in smooth breathing and carries oxygen to different parts of the body. Therefore add orange, lemon, tomato, kiwi, strawberry, pineapple etc to the regular diet for proper functioning of the lungs.

The wild berries 
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 5. Garlic
The allicin present in garlic is very beneficial for the health. The antioxidants and allicin in garlic remove the dust particles from the lungs and fight against infections. It alleviates the swelling of lungs. The asthma patients should include the garlic in their regular diet in raw or in cooked form.

6. Ginger
The anti inflammatory properties of ginger provide safety for the lungs. It could be taken in tea or in foods. It helps in pollution related lungs problems. Chewing of raw ginger  is very beneficial.

7. Grapes
The flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in grapes are very beneficial for the lungs. They save us from several other diseases too.

8. Water
The water hydrates the lungs and helps in blood purification.  It removes the toxic substances from the body and the lungs.

9. Turmeric
The curcumine present in turmeric removes the lung cancer causing substances and alleviates the swelling of the lungs. The nutrients, flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins improve the health of the lungs.

10 Berries

The intake of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries is also beneficial for the overall health of the lungs. They contain flavonoids, carotenoids, lutein and gigantin antioxidant which caves the lungs from cancer and remove the carcinogen from the lungs. They remove the infections of the lungs too.  

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The women in UK have been urged to quit smoking after new researches revealed that the ling cancer rates are rising among the female population but declining among men.  The trend has alarmed the doctors who warn the women of the dangers of taking up the habit. 

Home Remedies for Asthma
1. To control asthma eat few clean leaves of basil with a little ground black pepper.
2. Chew the steam of Carom seed orr thyme or ajwain for relief in asthma.
3. For respiratory disorders, chew basil leaves with little black salt.

4. Wash and clean the basil leaves and put few seeds of black pepper in the leaves and chew regularly to control the severity of asthma. 
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