The lungs are remarkable therefore should be cared for. Healthy weight is important for people suffering with lung disease. Extra weight can increase shortness of breath and can put strain on heart, while underweight may decrease energy level and make one susceptible to infections. Asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema are chronic lung diseases.

So in case of lung diseases, good nutrition is very essential to prevent infections and keep your lungs healthy and for that avoid Fat diet and focus more on consuming fiber and protein rich foods that include fruits, vegetables, dairy products, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Fresh and raw foods are the finest mode to get the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will help you to keep your breathing easy and comfortable.

Eat at least 3 servings of whole grain foods each day.

Below is the Diet Chart. Follow it strictly for better health of your Lungs.

Vegetables

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Bell Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Ash Gourd
  • Bottle Gourd
  • Ridge Gourd
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Dark Vegetables
  • Broccoli
  • Green Coriander
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Okra
  • Eggplant
  • Beans
  • Potato
  • Taro roots (arbi/kachalu)

Non-Veg

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • White Meat Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Fried meat
  • Red meat
  • Grilled meat

Fruits

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Nuts
  • Pomegranate
  • Grape Fruit
  • Avocadoes
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Sugar Cane
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Apricot
  • Peaches
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Grapes (Sour)
  • Citrus Fruits
  • All Berries (can be taken in moderation if not sour)

Grains/Legumes

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Brown rice
  • Soya grains
  • Wheat
  • Oats
  • Green gram (moong dal)
  • Bengal gram (kale chane)
  • Rice
  • Chick peas
  • Kidneys beans (rajmah)
  • Black grams (udad daal)

Spices/Herbs/Oils

To Consume

To Avoid

  • Turmeric
  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Thyme
  • Fenugreek
  • Mint
  • Cod liver oil
  • Flax seed/oil
  • Salt
  • Green chilly
  • Red chilly

Other Food Items

To Consume

To Avoid

  • 6-8 glasses of water
  • Soaked almonds
  • Turmeric and milk (half tsp. turmeric in a glass of milk)
  • Honey
  • Oily foods
  • Alcohol
  • Milk (high fat)
  • Peanuts
  • Curd
  • Cold items
  • Fried food items
  • White flour biscuits
  • Saturated fatty products
  • White flour bread
  • Maggie
  • Junk foods
  • Packed foods
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