When it comes to respiratory and lung health, Aeroflow Healthcare can assist with providing oxygen, nebulizers, ventilators and other types of medical equipment through your insurance. But are you doing all you can on your own? One way you can boost your respiratory and lung health naturally is by making sure you’re getting daily allotments of Vitamin C.
Research has found that people with a high level of Vitamin C intake in their diet have healthier lungs, and with sustained levels of Vitamin C their lung health will deteriorate at a slower rate over time. Reuters Health reports that this in turn can prevent development of serious respiratory diseases, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD.
The positive effects Vitamin C has on respiratory health can even help smokers. In fact, researchers found that pregnant woman who cannot quit smoking may help protect their baby’s lungs by taking Vitamin C supplements.
Magnesium was another important diet measurement to improve lung health. To consume a sufficient amount of magnesium, try eating green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts.
Vitamin C is found naturally in a variety of fruits and vegetables; other excellent sources of vitamin C include: orange juice, green peppers, watermelon, papaya, grapefruit juice, grapefruit, cantaloupe, strawberries, mango, broccoli, tomato juice, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage. Vitamin C is also found in raw and cooked leafy greens such as turnip greens and spinach, canned or fresh tomatoes, potatoes, winter squash, raspberries, and pineapple. Vitamin C is sensitive to light, air, and heat, so eating fruits and vegetables raw, or minimally cooked, increases their Vitamin C content.
Do your part to maintain or improve healthy lung and respiratory function by making sure Vitamin C intake in your diet is at a maximum. Consult with your doctor about other respiratory health and diet questions, and for those with COPD call Aeroflow Healthcare for more information about home respiratory care products that are available through your insurance.