I got emailed this from Kind Bars the other day and found it rather interesting… normally I don’t post about the science or food, but I totally know what they are talking about! It’s so much harder to breathe in the winter months… I can’t imagine living anywhere but in Southern California when I’m out running in the cold (for me) weather!
We all have gone for a run and thought our lungs were going to burst because it was so cold out. I have had that feeling with the chilly morning air lately and I’m going to try to add more of these foods in my diet to help with my lung health. :)
Studies have found that good lung function is associated with high intakes of vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene, citrus fruits, apples, and fruit juice. I love juicing, but it’s hard juicing in cold weather months. I want more tea and soup!
Red bell peppers are high in an orange-red compound called beta-cryptoxanthin which helps breathing and lower risk of lung cancer. I love having them for snack time with some black bean hummus… It’s like fajitas on the go!
Carrots offer Vitamin A and Vitamin C and Vitamin A has a direct link to lung health!
Here’s what Kind Bars put together to help you eat certain foods to increase your lung health! Thought I would pass along this little gem of nutrients, literally! :)