Potassium-rich bananas are an excellent choice for improved lung function, potassium is "essential" for good lung health and function.
Tomatoes, too, are rich in potassium, and that's not the only way they help to improve lung health. A diet high in tomatoes slowed the decline of lung health in former smokers.
Not only are sweet potatoes yet another great source of potassium, but like tomatoes and berries, they're also rich in carotenoids and antioxidants
The omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish like salmon, then, can help reduce the symptoms of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema
Some mushrooms are also rich in vitamin D, including maitake, morel and chanterelle. Mushrooms are good for lungs and can support your immune system
Eggs contain high-quality protein, which, Manaker explains, "may help to support lung health and maintain strong respiratory muscles
Apples are high in quercetin, which boasts antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties and decrease the risk asthma, and bronchial
Thyme specifically is a great remedy for coughing, it also helps with breathing and sore throat. thyme was superior for treating bronchitis compared to a placebo
Ginger to that infusion—this root is also great for lung health and ginger (and also turmeric) contains "special compounds" that have powerful anti-inflammatory effects
Garlic, "especially when taken in extract form," supplies antioxidants that can "help to protect cells in the lungs and defend against free radical damage."