Three nut types to limit with a chronic lung disease

by | Jan 23, 2019 | Amanda Maucere, Blog, Diet And Nutrition, Respiratory Lifestyle, Tips

Many people consider nuts to be a part of a healthy diet. However, the Lung Health Institute wants you to know there are certain types of nuts you should limit if you have a chronic lung disease. Our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans provide you with information about the nuts that are best for your chronic lung condition.

Three types of nuts chronic lung disease patients should limit

If you have a chronic lung disease, there are three types of nuts that the health care team at the Lung Health Institute recommends you limit. These three types of nuts are:

  • Pistachios
  • Cashews
  • Chestnuts

There are several reasons that you should limit these three types of nuts if you have a chronic lung condition. For one thing, all three of these nuts are lower in healthy fats than other nuts. They are also higher in carbohydrates and eating too many carbohydrates may cause you to experience higher levels of inflammation.

Better nut choices for chronic lung disease patients

Though there are some types of nuts you should limit if you have a chronic lung disease, there are others that are better for you. In fact, our health care team has included a variety of nuts into our AI2 plans that may actually help to reduce your lung tissue inflammation. Some of these good nuts are:

  • Macadamia nuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts

Even with these good nuts, our health care team recommends that you choose nuts that are in their raw form. Eating these good nuts raw will help you to get all of the healthy fats, vitamins and minerals they have to offer.

Our AI2 plans may be helpful in other ways, too

Besides providing you with information, such as which nuts are best for chronic lung disease patients, AI2 plans from the Lung Health Institute also offer other benefits. For instance, they can help you find ways to boost your immune system, which may help you avoid secondary infections that may cause your symptoms to worsen. These plans may also help you train your body to use fats as fuel to fight your lung tissue inflammation. Contact our health care team today for more information or to schedule a free initial consultation.

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