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Diet Plan for Lung Disease

Lung disease refers to the disorders which affect the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis and many other breathing problems. If lung disease does not get treated on time then it leads to respiratory failure. In case of lung disease, good nutrition is very essential to prevent infections and keep your lungs healthy. 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. Saturated fats, Spicy foods, and deep-fried food may cause discomfort and bloating which will further affect your breathing.

Lung Disease diet charts

DIET CHART FOR LUNG DISEASE

EARLY-MORNING

Herbal tea / Green tea

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (veg / sweet Dalia) / Veg oats / Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Vermicelli (veg / sweet Sewian) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg or Dal / 1 - Egg white portion only

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad

LUNCH

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal / Salad

EVENING

Sprouts / Green tea / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Salad

DINNER

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Brown rice, Soya grains, Wheat, Oats, Rice flakes, Semolina, Tapioca pearls, Puffed rice

Cereals to be avoided

Rice, White refined, Bakery products, Corn

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Pomegranate, Avocadoes, Papaya, Watermelon, Apple, Peaches, Pear, Sugarcane, Grape fruit, Musk melon,

Fruits to be avoided

Apricots, Orange, Banana, Peaches, Grapes (sour), All citrus fruits, Berries (can be taken in moderation if not sour) except blueberry

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Cauliflower, Bell peppers, Pumpkin, Ash gourd, Bottle gourd, Carrot, Broccoli, Green coriander, Garlic, Ginger, Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd, Pumpkin, Turnip, Onion, Beetroot, Cabbage, Broccoli, peas, Dark green vegetables, Zucchini

Vegetables to be avoided

Okra, Eggplant, Beans, Potato, Taro roots, Coconut (Arbi/Kachalu )

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

Yellow lentil, Split pigeon peas, Split chickpea, Green gram, Horse gram

Pulses to be avoided

Chick peas, Kidney beans (Rajmah), Black grams (Udad dal), Dried anf frozen pulses

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Low-fat milk with turmeric (half tsp. turmeric in a glass of milk)

Dairy Products to be avoided

Milk, Whole milk and cream, Full-fat yogurt, Cheese, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Curd

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Turmeric, Coriander, Cumin, Thyme, Fenugreek, Mint, Fennel, black pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Rock salt (limited)

Spices to be avoided

Table Salt, Green chili, Red chilly

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Soups, Herbal tea, Pomegranate juice

Drinks to be avoided

Whole milk, Canned Soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Carbonated drinks

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Eggs,Fish, Chicken soup.

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Fried meat, red meat, grilled meat.

SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Soaked Almond, and Raisins, Flaxseed, Pumpkin seed

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Pistachio, Cashew nuts

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Cod liver oil, Flax seed oil, Cow ghee, Olive oil, Canola oil

Oils to be avoided

Hydrogenated oil, Palm oil

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only

Other Foods to be avoided

Oily foods, Cold items, Fried food and bakery items, Junk and Packed foods

LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS

  • Walk for at least 30 min is recommended
  • Whole fruits should be preferred to fruit juices
  • Skipping meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.
  • Water intake should be limited 6-8 glasses per day
  • Flax seed- 1 tsp/day
  • Herbal Tea- Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cups.
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