How a Healthy Diet Could Benefit Your Lungs

As if boosting heart health and cutting cancer
risk weren’t good enough reasons to eat a
healthy diet, new evidence suggests that chowing
down on healthy fare may also help keep your
lungs healthy. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your
latest health news.
A new study found that eating more whole grains
and nuts and less red meat and sugar lowered
the risk of a serious lung disease called
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or
COPD. These researchers classified the diets
according to how much healthy and unhealthy
food the patients ate. People with the healthiest
diets ate the most whole grains, polyunsaturated
fats, nuts and foods rich in omega-3 fatty
acids. They also ate the smallest amounts
of red or processed meat, refined grains and
sugar-sweetened drinks. Speak with a nutritionist
about adapting a healthy diet today.

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