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STATES CHRONICLE – If you managed to quit smoking, you might be interested in some tricks to restore the health of your lungs. Fruits and vegetables are the key, as eating apples and tomatoes can repair lung damage and delay their aging. This beneficial effect can be achieved by eating two tomatoes and three apples every day. However, make sure you eat them fresh, as canned products do not have the same effects.
Tomatoes and apples are rich in chemicals which are good for the lungs
The function of all our organs starts declining after a certain age, but you can slow it down by eating healthy and taking care of yourself. You can easily reduce lung damage by choosing a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Researchers discovered that the respiratory function can improve in 10 years if a person quits smoking and eats tomatoes and apples.
After exploring the good chemicals found in these fruits and vegetables, they discovered the optimal effect is achieved after eating two tomatoes and three apples per day. These foods, and apples especially, are abundant in substances which improve the function of the lungs. This way, researchers hope they can reduce smokers’ chances to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
Lung damage can be slowed down
COPD is actually a general name given to a series of diseases which affect the respiratory system. The condition can easily turn deadly, and affects over 11 million Americans. These people can get the chance to slow down their lung damage and ageing just by eating fresh and healthy.
Researchers performed a study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, where they assessed the lung function of 650 patients. Then, they repeated the same tests over 10 years, and spotted a decline slower by 80 ml in those who consumed a diet rich in tomatoes and apples. The lungs start suffering damage around the age of 30, but the results showed that healthy eating could combat these harmful effects.
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