Summary

Support better breathing with ingredients that can help boost lung health.

Protected by the bars of the rib cage, lungs are a spongy, vital organ that filters contaminants from the outside air, releasing toxins and balancing oxygen and carbon dioxide within the body. The bronchial tubes resemble an upside down tree branching around and cradling the heart, where oxygen is then transferred and absorbed into the bloodstream. When we breathe polluted air pollutants can also enter the bloodstream.

The healthy production of histamine is part of the immune response to foreign pathogens breathed in through the lungs. Histamines boost blood flow in the area of your body the allergen affected causing many of the symptoms of allergies, such as a runny nose or sneezing. This causes inflammation, which allows the immune system to step in for repair work, flushing out pathogens.

Smoke from wildfires contains thousands of individual compounds, including carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides. Avoiding smoky situations is the best way to avoid exposure to harmful airborne pollutants, however diet indirectly supports the cardiovascular system by providing antioxidant protection. A well balanced diet provides the right nutrients to support better breathing.

Aromatic, pungent, warming herbs can help loosen up and clear congestion while a whole foods diet of dark leafy greens, berries, herbs, spices, and a rainbow of vegetables are rich in bioflavonoids and anti-inflammatory compounds. Omega-3 fatty acids and foods high in vitamin D levels also decrease inflammation while helping cells repair damage in the lungs and function better.

Sources: 

Hindawi, https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2017/9402849/

US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016352/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1380013/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2967840/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874783/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3604064/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684115/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4998156/,

Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute » https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-beverages/garlic#organosulfur-compounds

ATS Journals, https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/rccm.2206019, https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1164/rccm.201412-2230OC

National Library of Medicine, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10604207/


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Summary

Support better breathing with ingredients that can help boost lung health.

Protected by the bars of the rib cage, lungs are a spongy, vital organ that filters contaminants from the outside air, releasing toxins and balancing oxygen and carbon dioxide within the body. The bronchial tubes resemble an upside down tree branching around and cradling the heart, where oxygen is then transferred and absorbed into the bloodstream. When we breathe polluted air pollutants can also enter the bloodstream.

The healthy production of histamine is part of the immune response to foreign pathogens breathed in through the lungs. Histamines boost blood flow in the area of your body the allergen affected causing many of the symptoms of allergies, such as a runny nose or sneezing. This causes inflammation, which allows the immune system to step in for repair work, flushing out pathogens.

Smoke from wildfires contains thousands of individual compounds, including carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides. Avoiding smoky situations is the best way to avoid exposure to harmful airborne pollutants, however diet indirectly supports the cardiovascular system by providing antioxidant protection. A well balanced diet provides the right nutrients to support better breathing.

Aromatic, pungent, warming herbs can help loosen up and clear congestion while a whole foods diet of dark leafy greens, berries, herbs, spices, and a rainbow of vegetables are rich in bioflavonoids and anti-inflammatory compounds. Omega-3 fatty acids and foods high in vitamin D levels also decrease inflammation while helping cells repair damage in the lungs and function better.

Sources: 

Hindawi, https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2017/9402849/

US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016352/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1380013/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2967840/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874783/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3604064/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684115/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4998156/,

Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute » https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-beverages/garlic#organosulfur-compounds

ATS Journals, https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/rccm.2206019, https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1164/rccm.201412-2230OC

National Library of Medicine, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10604207/


Get meals delivered to your door
We believe eating delicious is crucial to a healthy diet. Each week, our team of chefs design a new menu for what's in season, fresh and flavorful.
TRY THISTLE
Posted 
Sep 2, 2020
 in 
Nutrition
 category.