Eat Your Way to Better Breathing
Whether you suffer from COPD, asthma or apnea, what you eat can dramatically effect how you breathe. Here are some simple tips about eating patterns and foods that should help you breathe easy!
Say NO to Soda
Avoid sodas and gas-producing foods. The gas in sodas and that produced by some vegetables, such as broccoli, can inflate the stomach and push up on your diaphragm, making it harder for the lungs to expand.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Drink plenty of fluids. Keeping well hydrated will help keep mucus thin, which makes it easier to cough up.
No SALT for you!
Avoid high-salt foods. These foods can make you more likely to retain fluids, which can make breathing more difficult.
Remember to Veg Out
Eat a balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Some people with breathing disorders have trouble eating enough food, nutritional supplements are available if you can’t eat enough.
See Your Doctor
If you are still having problems breathing, be sure to see your doctor, there are many treatments available to help.