Coronavirus attacks your lungs, therefore it would make sense to strengthen and protect your lungs as much as possible. Although there are no known cures for Coronavirus nor is there any way to guarantee that you will not be hit with the virus, you can certainly eat healthier to help your body fight any virus. Below are just a few simple, yet important, tips that may assist with lung health in general. Everyone should pay attention to their lung health, whether you are hit the Coronavirus or not.
According to medical experts garlic has anti-inflammatory properties and raw garlic consumption may also play a role in a reducing the risk of developing lung cancer.
According to an article on Parade.com For optimal lung health make sure to drink plenty of water, as your lungs utilize water to keep your airways clean and clear of mucous and inflammatory build up,” explains Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, the director of the Public Health, Prevention & Health Promotion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. “In my practice, the importance of drinking enough fluids can’t be stressed enough in terms of maintaining lung health. Lungs are 80% water, and even mild dehydration can impact lung function significantly,” adds Amanda Maucere, RD, Lung Health Institute.
Fish high in fat is an excellent choice of food for healthy lungs as they contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which are linked with lung health. Try walnuts, which are the richest plant source of omega-3 fats, eat fatty fish—salmon, sardines, anchovies—at least two times per week, and you should sprinkle ground flaxseeds on cereals and salads,