Lung-Healthy Recipe: Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Avocado

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...

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...

Lung-Healthy Recipe: Berry Almond Smoothie

  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...

Lung-Healthy Recipe: 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.   Ingredients 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt* ¼ fresh raspberries 2 tbsp chopped walnuts  ...

Lung-Healthy Recipes: Chilled Avocado Soup

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.  ...
Anti-Mucus Diet: How to Know What to Eat and What to Avoid

Anti-Mucus Diet: How to Know What to Eat and What to Avoid

People living with chronic lung diseases often have trouble with increased mucus production. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis tend to cause more increased mucus production than other types of chronic lung diseases. Otherwise known as...

3 Soups Good for Your Tummy AND Your COPD

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...

2 Foods That May Offer Former Smokers Better Lung Health

Most of us already know that smoking isn’t good for our health as it raises our risk of lung cancer. In fact, the risk can be as much as 30 times higher than that of a non-smoker. However, this habit is even more dangerous for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary...
21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

Our body’s production of mucus is actually meant to keep us healthy as it serves as a sort of sticky tape that collects dust, bacteria, and other potentially harmful airborne particles so our body can get rid of these things more easily before they have a chance to...
Top 3 Christmas Desserts for COPD

Top 3 Christmas Desserts for COPD

Looking to break out the old cookbook? We’ve got you covered. Christmas is around the corner and with it comes the Christmas family dinner. Celebrated around the world, Christmas is a time for showing your appreciation for family and loved ones. For many, dessert is...
4 Types of Foods to Avoid if You Have COPD

4 Types of Foods to Avoid if You Have COPD

Not too long ago, we shared a post about how to start a healthy diet if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. However, while it’s important you know which foods can help you better manage your COPD, it’s equally important that you know which ones to...
4 Simple Steps for Clearing the Lungs Naturally

4 Simple Steps for Clearing the Lungs Naturally

Phlegm isn’t pretty. Here are a few natural tips on clearing the lungs naturally, so you can start breathing better. Nobody likes phlegm, and as it is generally related to disease, it can be difficult to excrete it from the body. Mucus in the body is normal and...
4 Steps to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now

4 Steps to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now

No more waiting until tomorrow, better breathing starts today. For those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), addressing proper nutrition in your diet can be one of the best health decisions you can make after quitting smoking. However, as many who’ve...
Eating Out with COPD: 4 Tips for Living and Breathing Easier

Eating Out with COPD: 4 Tips for Living and Breathing Easier

A few things to remember when you just don’t feel like cooking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a degenerative lung disease that slowly wears away a patient’s breathing ability and quality of life. Although difficulty breathing can often...
6 Great Foods if you Have Emphysema

6 Great Foods if you Have Emphysema

When you have a chronic lung disease like emphysema, a goal is to get the most nutrition out of the least volume of food. Breathing can take 10 times the calories for someone with a lung disease compared to someone without a disease. Often times people find themselves...