Use Food To Strengthen Your Immune System
Eating is one activity people do everywhere no matter which country or continent you live. Without food none of us can survive for too many hours. However, if you make a habit to eat sensibly, you can utilize the healing power of the food to strengthen your
Take the baby steps towards better health by strengthening your immune system by consuming lung and heart-friendly foods.
Avoid consuming raw vegetables especially during the time of stress. If you must eat raw vegetables as in salad, etc. then wash the vegetables with clean water, soak them in salt water for 15 minutes, rinse them again with clean water to remove the excess salt, before consuming. You can also steam vegetables before eating them. Steamed vegetables are easier to digest than eating them raw, especially when you are under stress.
Stress may be from physical stress (excess physical activity, working long hours, etc.), or physiological stress (suffering from digestive disorders or some other heart and lung conditions), or emotional stress like unwanted or untimely or sudden anxiety, fear and insecurity like the one most people all over the world are going through right now from the news of spreading the corona virus pandemic.
If you are a meat eater, cook the meat very well. Eat well cooked, small frequent meals (at least three times a day). Avoid too many fried foods or too much spicy or fried foods that may be hard to digest and cause digestive problems in some people.
Simple, nutritious food in the stomach reduces the effect of anxiety and fear in most people.
Try to consume foods rich in antioxidants. Drink a glass of vegetable juice daily.
Some of the lung friendly foods are given below. A long list of foods is given here. You don’t have to eat all of them. Select a few items from the list those are easy to find in your area and try to include them in your daily diet.
Beans and bean sprouts, Blueberries,
Broccoli, Brussels Sprout,
Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, cayenne pepper, Cheese,
Eggs, Flax seed, Garlic,
Green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, Cilantro, Dandelion, etc.)
Melons (cantaloupe, watermelon),
Nuts (Almonds, Brazil nuts, Hazelnuts, Macadamia nuts, Melon seeds, Pecan, Pumpkin seeds and Walnuts). (Wal- nuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating a handful of them can help fight respiratory conditions). If you are allergic to nuts, please do not eat nuts.
Oily fish (Salmon, Sardines and Anchovies),
Red bell peppers,
AVOID THESE BELOW ITEMS if you suffer from any issues with your lungs and respiratory system:
Avoid dried fruits (sulfites found in dried fruits are damaging to the lungs), Shellfish (they are not good for lungs),
Cashew and Chestnuts.