I want healthy lungs. Which juice is best for lungs? I spent some time making notes. Vegetables and fruits play an important part in providing the vitamins and nutrients that keep our bodies healthy and will also promote good lung health in differing ways. Exercise will help strengthen the lungs. So breathing becomes easier as we grow stronger.
I want clean lungs. Juices that contain fruits like apples, berries, pineapple, and apricots will help cleanse the lungs. We can add onions, garlic and ginger to our juice or eat them with foods like fish, beans, tomatoes and walnuts which also promote good lung health.
Water is a simple cleanser and good for our bodies, but sometimes we need more. I read, when we include pineapple juice which has bromelin, we help the lungs transfer bacteria and spontaneously detoxify. The pineapple is perfect for preventing mucous build-up and helping clear the lungs.
Ginger is also a very good lung cleanser. I found out why. Watch the video to learn why.
Your lungs don’t only need fuel, they need exercise too. But first lets look at some fruit I found that will help your lungs.
What fruit for lung health
Apple juice is fuel for healthy lungs. I learnt that apples are good for adults who wish to concentrate on the protection of the lungs.
Eating an apple a day could be beneficial for the lungs, researchers have found. They found high intakes of vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene, citrus fruits, apples, and fruit juices were associated with healthy lung function.
Good lung function is associated with high intakes of vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene, citrus fruit, apples and fruit juices.
Berries are rich in antioxidants and the American Cancer Society notes that berries help protect the lungs. The ACS say acai berries and blueberries are two of the best sources, but cranberries, grapes and strawberries are also good for the lungs. Add them to your shopping basket.
Pineapple juice contains a bromelain enzyme mixture with good anti-inflammatory properties. I read bromelain is thought to help with respiratory problems linked to allergies and asthma. It is also thought to have mucolytic properties that help break up and expel mucus. That is good for asthmatics and bronchial nasal mucus. You can buy tinned pineapple.
Apricots are linked with good lungs due to vitamin A content. The Office of Dietary Supplements states that vitamin A protects the lining of the respiratory tract and may minimise the risk of lung infections. Apricot jam if they are out of season.
Apples and Tomatoes Juice
Ingredients: 1 apple, 3 tomatoes. Blend together. Drink it.
Apples and tomatoes are two foods which may play a part in helping ex-smokers heal their lungs. Apples and tomatoes contain high levels of antioxidants which may be necessary to protect the lungs against the adverse effects of air pollution and cigarette smoke.
Not Diary Milk
Although milk is nutritious and calcium rich, it contains casomorphin, a “milk breakdown substance” known to raise mucus in the intestines. People with lung disease frequently feel an rise in mucus during flare-ups. However goat milk, soy milk, oat and rice milk are suitable if you wish to add to your juices to make smoothies.
Vitamins ACE D
I found most experts say that vitamins A, C, and E, combat oxidative stress in the lungs. These vitamins, along with vitamin D, can contribute to improving lung health. That’s apricots, apples and a little sunshine!
Onions and Garlic
Onion and Garlic can help to disinfect and detoxify the lungs. Using fresh garlic and onion in juices and liberally adding it to foods for at least one meal a day can make the difference between unhealthy lungs and good lungs.
If you don’t own a blender you need to get one. Friends are a good starting place, they may have an old one in the cupboard. I buy my blenders from Amazon because they have a large variety and deliver. View here for models and pricing comparisons. And I prefer a glass 2ltr jar.
Here are two powerful juices that you may find helpful for lung health.
1. Lung Detox Smoothie
I found there are cardiovascular benefits of potassium in bananas, while raspberries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which act to minimise inflammation in the pulmonary airways and encourage improved respiration. Combined with the mangoes, pineapples, and lemon juice antioxidants and the natural coconut water electrolytes, these ingredients make way for a smoothie and the best way to start the day.
- 1 refrigerated banana
- ½ cup refrigerated mango
- ½ cup pineapple
- ½ cup refrigerated raspberries
- 1 cup coconut water
- Juice of one lemon
- Place banana, mango, pineapple, raspberries, and lemon juice in a blender. Add coconut water. Blend until smooth. Drink it.
2. Pineapple Lung Cleanse
One of the most delicious and savory fruits available is pineapple. Pleasant in flavor and packed full of vitamin C. Pineapple has the special enzymes such as bromelin, which is believed to help the lungs transfer bacteria and spontaneously detoxify. The pineapple is perfect for preventing mucous build-up and helping clear the lungs.
- 1 pineapple center (contains the most bromelin)
- 3 Celery stalks
- 2 Carrots
- Small handful of Coriander leaves
- 1 teaspoon Ginger
- 1 Cup of Coconut Water
- Place pineapple, celery stalks, carrots, coriander and ginger into a blender. Add coconut water. Blend until smooth. Drink it.
Would I use tin juice
Would I use tin juice? Yes I would. Tinned juice’s like pineapple juice, pear juice, tomato juice or V8 vegetable juice contain the natural nutrients that fresh fruit and vegetables have. The only major difference between fresh fruit and tinned, is that tinned will have preservative. To balance that you need to ask how long has that real fruit or vegetable been sitting on that supermarket shelf, how long has it been in storage, and has it been frozen?
Freshly picked fruit and vegetable once removed from the roots, start to lose their nutrients quickly.
Unless you can walk out your door and take real fruit off of the fruit tree, the real fruit you buy off the shelf has been in storage. The only difference is that the fruit destined for the tinned market is processed sooner into tins and sealed air tight. Fresh is always best but fresh is not always available. So yes tinned fruit and vegetable juice is OK by me.
Note: When buying tinned juice always check the label for added sugars/sweetener and sodium. Just like you would check real fruit for damage, you do need to check the tinned labels. The cheaper usually the less desirable.
It’s not only juices that help your lungs. The food you eat can also contribute to your lung health.
Foods good for lungs
Broccoli is a highly antioxidant green vegetable with NRF2-dependent properties. This is one of the better greens for lung safety, particularly in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.
Fish rich in fat is an outstanding food source for healthier lungs, as it provides high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids related to lung health.
Your lungs will benefit from chicken, turkey, and other small poultry birds These foods are high in the lung health that improves vitamin A, and your body may be better able to absorb animal-based forms of vitamin A than in those based on plants.
Walnuts are a vegetarian source of fatty acids which are omega-3. According to the “Journal of the American College of Nutrition,” consuming regular servings of walnuts, around one handful daily may help treat asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Beans will improve lung health according to the American Cancer Society. Kidney, pinto, black and other beans are healthy antioxidant sources that combat free radicals that can harm the lungs.
I read a research paper that shows that in almost 2,200 people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, those who consumed fish, grapefruit, bananas and cheese appeared to have greater lung capacity and less symptoms than their counterparts who did not consume those foods.
You can also help to keep the lungs safe by making them stronger and more fatigue-resistant, which will actually help them fend off infection.
Walking for lung health
Anyone will benefit from stronger muscles for breathing, not just people with breathing problems.
Many people don’t get enough exercise, so it’s worth getting in shape because it can prolong life, avoid illness, and make you happy.
Walking is the ideal workout in certain respects, because it’s affordable, simple and safe. You will make a major improvement in your fitness by walking just 22 minutes a day.
Walking offers plenty of rewards. Walking is an experience that can conveniently be adapted to your personal ambitions, up or down. You may change speed or strength, or covered distance, quickly.
When you’re able to stroll comfortably and maintain a pace of 4-6 km/h for half an hour a day, so walking is enough exercise.
Hey, vigorous walking–yes the thing you do every day–will burn as much fat as running, according to recent health studies. Running, though, still has the proverbial leg up on walking.
Walking briskly for 30 minutes, four to six days a week, will help you strengthen your legs, keep your ass strong and whittle away your waist. It will also improve lung capacity strength.
Although the physical effects are significant, it could be more essential to derive the emotional improvement that may come from adding a stroll to your everyday routine.
My lungs keep me alive. Healthy lungs are going to be better than weak lungs. How I achieve that is a decision for the sole. For me, eat healthy, keep strong, walk or ride a bike, and breathe better! I can do it.
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