COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, can cause lung complications such as pneumonia and, in the most severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS.
Sepsis occurs when an infection reaches, and spreads through, the bloodstream, causing tissue damage everywhere it goes. Sepsis, even when survived, can leave a patient with lasting damage to the lungs and other organs.
With this information it is in our best interest not to get the flu, cold, bronchitis or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Treatment is a major factor for a person’s recovery and long-term lung health. Unfortunately, people with underling conditions determines on what kind of care you get, and how quickly.
Here are some lifestyle changes you can make to ensure better health and lessen your chance of getting sick or if you do get sick you will have a greater chance for
recovery.

Water

Water is essential for healthy lungs. Dry lungs are prone to irritation.  Each day you should try to drink between six and eight glasses.

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Fatty Fish

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. Salmon, Tuna, Red Snapper, Sardines and in supplement forms as in a capsule.

Apples

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. Salmon, Tuna, Red Snapper, Sardines and in supplement forms as in a capsule.

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Sea Moss

Sea Moss

Sea Moss contains many vital nutrients that can improve digestion, increase metabolism, boost immunity and so much more. Some of those nutrients include bromine, sulfur, calcium, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, phosphate, manganese, potassium, beta-carotene, selenium, protein, pectin, zinc, vitamin-C and B-vitamins. sea moss helps the thyroid, a gland in your neck below the Adam’s apple, is responsible for increasing the rate and strength of your heartbeat to maintain healthy blood.

Apricots

This fruit is associated with healthy lungs due to its vitamin A content. Vitamin A supports respiratory tract linings, and may lower the risk of lung infections.

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Broccoli

Broccoli is a highly antioxidant green vegetable it is one of the best greens for lung health, especially in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Walnuts

Walnuts are a vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating regular servings of walnuts — about one handful daily — may help fight asthma and other respiratory ailments according to the “Journal of the American College of Nutrition.”

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Beans

According to the American Cancer Society, beans can support lung health. Kidney, pinto, black, lentils and other beans are good sources of antioxidants, which fight off free radicals that may damage lungs.

Berries

Berries are rich in antioxidants, which the American Cancer Society notes protects lungs. In fact, Acai and blueberry are two of the top sources, however cranberries, grapes, and strawberries are also good for the lungs.

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Cayenne Pepper

The capsaicin in cayenne pepper helps stimulate secretions and protects mucus membranes from upper and lower respiratory tract. It is best to drink cayenne pepper tea that is also a great source of beta-carotene, which has great effects on reducing the many symptoms of asthma.

Ginger

Ginger is not only anti-inflammatory but also helps detoxifying and promotes the elimination of pollutants from the lungs. Ginger helps in relieving congestion, unclogging air-passages and improving circulation to the lungs, further boosting lung health.

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Garlic

Garlic comprises flavonoids that stimulate the production of glutathione, which helps enhance the elimination of toxins and carcinogens, further helping your lungs to function better.

What can you do outside of diet?

You can help to keep your lungs healthy by making them stronger and more resistant to fatigue. This, in turn, could potentially help them fight off infection. STOP SMOKING including Hookah, E Cigarettes, this list can get long so I’ll stop here LOL. Take a walk or run. Inhale steam by placing a towel over your head as you inhale the steam from a pot or bowl of hot water. Specific yoga poses will open up your chest and lungs.
If you do have a respiratory condition, then you could benefit from breathing training such as with POWER breathe IMT. This will exercise your breathing muscles to improve their strength and stamina. Breathing training has seen improvements in asthma symptoms by up to 75%, improvement in labored breathing by 36% & quality of life by 21%.
I hope this piece of information will start you on your way to a heathier U2.
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