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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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Top 3 Christmas Desserts for COPD

23 Dec 2017
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Top 3 Christmas Desserts for COPD

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 often the best part of the celebrations. However, for those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, finding a healthy dessert that doesn’t add extra calories or cause symptoms to flare can be difficult. In the spirit of Christmas, the Lung Institute has compiled a list of the top 3 Christmas holiday desserts just in time for your holiday season.

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6 Great Foods if you Have Emphysema

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When you have emphysema breathing can be difficult. Eating can become a challenge just to chew and breathe at the same time. Here is a list of five foods that may make it easier.

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Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

5 Sep 2017
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Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

If you’ve been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, the desire to relieve your symptoms can be all-encompassing. Fortunately, you can do something about it. It just takes a few changes to your current diet. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to breakdown the right Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

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Juicing for Healthy Lungs: 4 Recipes to Improve Your Respiratory Health

16 Aug 2017
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When living with chronic lung disease, the desire to relieve your symptoms can be all-encompassing. Although diet and nutrition are critical to improve health overall, one step to get closer to that goal can take the form of juicing. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to bring you a quick guide to Juicing for Healthy Lungs: 4 Recipes to Improve Your Respiratory Health.

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