Foods that Keep Lungs Healthy

Asthma, COPD, Daily Health Solutions, Featured Article, Healthy Living, Respiratory Health
on March 19, 2008

This news should have you breathing a sigh of relief: Research has suggested that both kiwifruit and onions can help keep your lungs healthy.

In a Johns Hopkins University review of seven studies that included participants over 60 years old, eating vitamin C-rich foods such as kiwi daily was linked with improved lung function (he fuzzy wonders are also a good source of fiber and high in antioxidants and potassium).

And according to Dr. Winston Craig, chair of the department of nutrition at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, onions can improve lung function, especially in asthmatics, because they contain sulfur compounds the flavonoids resveratrol and quercetin.