10 foods that nourish the lungs Help recover from Long Covid illness to come back strong.

Open 10 food groups to nourish the lungs Help to cure illness. Try Covid-19 (Covid Long) to come back strong. Without any secret tips for taking care of your lung health to come back bright.

research found The vast majority of severe coronavirus cases are found to develop “Long COVID” symptoms or long-term health effects. It can be found 1 week or 1 month after catching the coronavirus.

Because the body produces some antibodies. And binds to proteins in cells of organs in the body such as the brain, lungs or gastrointestinal tract, causing damage to those organs.

Even after recovering from the coronavirus patients will still have side effects. The chance of having such symptoms is up to 30-50%.

Today, the TNN Online news team had a chat with Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai. Director General of the Department of Health who will give advice on how to “nurture the lungs” to restore the lungs to be strong and work effectively

A checklist of 10 food groups that help nourish the lungs.

Dr. Suwanchai said that the “lungs” function when exchanging oxygen, so it is food that will nourish the lungs. Must have nutrients that have anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants that can damage lung tissue The food groups are as follows:

1. ginger Contains gingerol, an herb that is good for the digestive system. Anti-inflammatory help At the same time, when drinking warm ginger water. It will help to expel phlegm.

2. Sweet pepper It is a good source of vitamin C. by that vitamin C it will help antioxidants AND the body’s immune system can function normally.

3. Apple It contains dietary fibre, vitamin C and an antioxidant called Quercetin.

4. Pumpkin There are many nutrients that promote lung health. especially carotenoids that have antioxidant properties And are anti-inflammatory It also contains beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin as well.

5. Turmeric Curcumin is the main ingredient, and studies have shown that curcumin use is associated with improved lung function.

6. Tomatoes Contains lycopene (Lycopene), which is an antioxidant in the carotenoid group. reduce airway inflammation in people with asthma and improve lung function in people with COPD

7. various grains Whole grain, unrefined or less polished It is a food high in fiber and contains antioxidants such as brown rice, barley, millet, etc. It is a high fiber food rich in vitamin E. Selenium and essential fatty acids good for lung health

8. Olive oil It is a good source of antioxidants. Because it contains polyphenols and vitamin E that help prevent respiratory diseases.

9. oysters Rich in minerals Essential for lung health include zinc, selenium, B vitamins and copper.

10. berries For example, strawberries and blueberries contain flavonoids called anthocyanins. Which is a type of antioxidant that helps prevent and slow down the Oxidative Stress process that causes free radicals. which is a factor that stimulates inflammation in the body and helps reduce the risk of various diseases

However, when receiving information about different food groups, then in eating in daily life Such food should be added to everyday life by suggesting that it should be eaten with it “variety” does not eat a specific group as a specific case.

“Eating at least 400g of fruit and vegetables per day, divided into 3 portions of cooked vegetables with 2 scoops each, and 3-5 portions of seasonal fruit per day, will reduce the risk of develop lung disease.

As fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals, these nutrients help build immunity and improve the function of white blood cells to eliminate pathogens more efficiently. ” The Director General of the Department of Health said

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Open advice for patients after recovering from “Covid-19”, how should they act?

Dr Suwanchai said that those who have recovered from COVID-19 more or less affect the lungs some have long-term effects which, when admitted to the treatment and then There are three things that should be done:

1. Food should eat all 5 groups, focusing on increasing the proportion of vegetables and fruit.

2. Get enough rest Because rest will help the body to have good immunity. Especially sleeping soundly, so if going to bed early. Or it should not be more than 4 pm causing deep sleep. And when there is deep sleep after midnight, many hormones will be secreted to strengthen the immune system in the body.

3. Exercise After the patient recovers from COVID-19, it is recommended to start less physical activity and gradually increase it accordingly. for pulmonary rehabilitation Usually after leaving hospital, the doctor will give advice. the patient must follow the instructions correctly and continuously

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general public advice keep your lungs healthy What should I do?

For the public to care about lung health. It consists of 7 items as follows:

1. Wear a mask every time you leave the house. because as well as preventing germs It also helps to prevent dust that could be irritating to the respiratory system.

2. Do not smoke or go near sources of cigarette smoke, incense smoke, or places where there is a lot of dust. because these will cause irritation

3. Practice deep breathing to help the muscles around the lungs expand and strengthen the muscles that help with breathing.

4. Exercise regularly. Because it stimulates the work of the heart. make the blood pump more oxygen to the body and make the lungs work more efficiently

5. Drink clean water. At least 1.5-2 liters per day is enough to maintain the body’s balance.

6. Eat foods that help boost immunity. especially vegetables and fruit

7. Eliminate germs, substances or particles that can affect the lungs. with surface cleaning hygiene to reduce or destroy viruses or germs Keep the house clean to reduce dust. Because breathing dust can cause irritation of the respiratory system. When infected with the disease, it is easier to infect compared to normal people.

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Story by the TNN Online news team

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