The Best Foods for Your Lungs

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

Sweet Potatoes

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

Fatty Fish

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."


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