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3 Soups Good for Your Tummy AND Your COPD

15 Feb 2018
| Under COPD, Diet and Nutrition | Posted by | 12 Comments
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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 found that your immune system is likely compromised. This puts you at greater risk of developing infections and COPD exacerbations.

So, which soups are as good for your tummy as they are for your immune system and COPD?

Chicken Soup

Of course, no healthy soup list would be complete without this one soup that has been used for centuries to help people overcome the common cold. But does it really work?

According to a study by the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section of the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, the answer is yes. After studying broth from the soup, they found that the nutrients in it had anti-inflammatory properties that can help with issues related to the respiratory tract.

The ingredients the researchers used in their chicken soup were chicken, onions, sweet potato, parsnips, turnips, carrots, celery stems, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sounds great to us!

Fish and Vegetable Soup with Lime and Ginger

Fish, ginger, and veggies are all foods that can help reduce mucus production. So, putting them all together in one bowl of yummy soup may help you breathe just a little bit easier if you have COPD.

One particular fish and vegetable soup recipe has earned 3.5 out of 4 forks on Epicurious and 89 percent say that they would make it again. With hints of garlic, ginger, jalapeno, and star anise, it’s sure to please your taste buds as much as it does your body.

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is also good for COPD, with Medical News Today reporting that it offers benefits related to asthma, as well as being good for the prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

Though every recipe is slightly different, one offered by Diary of an Ex Sloth includes shallot, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Yum!

If you or a loved one suffers from a chronic disease like COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or other symptoms of lung disease, the Lung Institute offers a variety of cellular treatment options. Contact us today at (800) 729-3065 or fill out the form to see if you qualify for cellular therapy, and find out what cellular therapy could mean for you.

Interested in our article on soups for your tummy AND your COPD? Share your thoughts and comments below.

12 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Kay:

    Thank you for your comment and question. We would suggest you contact one of our patient coordinators and ask them your questions.

    Our dedicated medical team has a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. We’re happy to answer your questions, so feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. kay morgan

    2 months ago

    my name is kay morgan and i’m interested in getting more information for my self. what are qualifications, cost and does ins cover any expenses. i’m 72 and live on social security.

  3. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Kathy:

    Thank you for your request. We will have information sent to you soon.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy for chronic lung diseases. We have a dedicated medical team who have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. So, feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Kathy winters

    2 months ago

    Looking into cell could. You please sent me some cell information if you e-mail kathyw1205@aol.com

  5. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Sandra:

    We are sorry to hear that your husband’s condition has not improved. Unfortunately, treatment doesn’t improve symptoms for some people—though it’s a small percentage. We’re sorry to hear that treatment hasn’t improved your symptoms as much you had hoped. Similar to other therapies and medications, some treatments work well for some people and not as well for other people. Chronic lung diseases are progressive in nature, but remember that there is hope. Keep in close contact with your doctors about your symptoms, questions, and concerns.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Brenda:

    We are sorry to hear about your condition. Our recipes were just some that work for people. Most soup recipes do help so you are doing the right thing in looking for some help.

    Unfortunately, insurances companies don’t cover this treatment. Keep in mind that it will take some time before the insurance companies see a financial benefit in their favor to decide to cover it. However, we are hopeful for this change in the near future. In the meantime, you can learn more about cellular treatment options and have your questions answered by one of our patient coordinators. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  7. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Joseph: We are not sure we understand your message or question. Our team has a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment, candidacy and cost. We’re happy to answer your questions. Feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with our dedicated medical team. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  8. Sandra amacfadyen

    2 months ago

    my husband has had cell therapy, but It has not seemed to help. His condition has gotten worse as WeLl as his quality of life. He rarely leaves the house as he gets out of breath easily…he is not on oxygen since his levels are in the nineties. His difficuly is getting the air out! Any suggestions?

  9. Joseph Cerretti

    2 months ago

    My M.D. was to start a biblical cell cuz I’m to slim, now he says D.E.A. out a stop to it, what say you?

  10. Brenda Durham

    2 months ago

    Im in the last stage of copd . Im Am very bad. The recipe for your soups are Differeent to any ive made . Will the trAditional recipes work.

  11. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Patricia:

    Thank you for your message and we applaud you in taking this step for your father. Our recent studies have shown that many people who have had treatment with us have reported an improvement in their quality of life.

    Our dedicated medical team has a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. We’re happy to answer your questions, so feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  12. Patricia Thompson

    2 months ago

    Can you please send me more information about the cellular treatment. I’m researching this for my Father He Has COPD really bad. My family and I are really scared that he is in the last stage it’s getting really bad.

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