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Lung-Healthy Recipe: Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Avocado

30 Apr 2018
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Studies have shown that tomatoes may help improve lung function in even smokers, and can slow the natural decline in lung function that occurs with age. This delicious, light lunch uses lycopene-rich tomatoes and heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil with tasty buffalo mozzarella. PREP TIME: 5 minutes SERVINGS:  1 This take on an Italian caprese…

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Lung-Healthy Recipe: Eggs with Avocado and Fresh Berries

Avocados are great sources of folate, which has been shown to have a positive correlation with lung function in COPD patients, as well as lung-healthy vitamin B6. Make sure to choose dark berries like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, which are rich in antioxidants that can help promote lung health. Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 1…

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Lung-Healthy Recipe: Berry Almond Smoothie

16 Apr 2018
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  Rich in antioxidant Vitamin E, almonds can help protect lung cells from damage. This quick and easy breakfast recipe contains almond butter and lung-healthy berries and spinach. In addition, the fiber from the chia and flax seeds and the protein powder can help promote healthier lungs and lowered inflammation. Prep time: 10 minutes Servings:…

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Lung-Healthy Recipe: Greek Yogurt with Walnuts and Raspberries

10 Apr 2018
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Greek Yogurt with Walnuts and Raspberries

Walnuts and berries are a great source of antioxidants to help calm inflammation in the lungs. This sweet and salty treat makes for a filling and healthy breakfast.

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Lung-Healthy Recipes: Chilled Avocado Soup

2 Apr 2018
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Avocado has many benefits for those with chronic lung disease, as it’s rich in vitamins C and K — and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, which can help prevent heart complications. The almond milk also helps reduce inflammation with antioxidants.   Ingredients 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced ½ c diced peeled seedless cucumber 1…

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4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

1 Mar 2018
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4 Tips for Easier Traveling with COPD

Though it can be fun to spend some time away from home, when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), getting from one location to another can be a little more complex. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make travel easier, and here are four tips that can help.

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3 Soups Good for Your Tummy AND Your COPD

15 Feb 2018
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When it’s cold outside, nothing tastes better than a steaming-hot bowl of your favorite soup. But what many people don’t realize is that, oftentimes, the ingredients in your soup of choice can help protect you from the latest bug. This is especially important if you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as research has…

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3 Tips for Exercising When You’re on Oxygen

8 Feb 2018
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3 Ways to Exercise When You're On Oxygen

If your COPD is advanced enough that you’re on oxygen, this may make it harder to engage in physical activity, but it certainly doesn’t make it impossible to get some fitness into your life. Here are three things you can do (after you get your doctor’s approval, of course) to build your strength and endurance, even if you have an oxygen tank.

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Is It Okay to Vape with COPD?

6 Feb 2018
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Is It Okay to Vape with COPD

While some would like you to believe that e-cigarettes are safer alternatives to regular cigarettes, what does science say? And specifically, what does it say for those diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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