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Love Your Lungs With Tomatoes and Apples

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  • A new study reveals that when former smokers increase their intake of tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, the decreased capacity of their lung function begins to lessen and may even be restored
  • A similar diet not only may slow the aging process that would normally take place in the lungs of former smokers, but actually in anyone, even if they’ve never smoked
  • Lung function is one of the most important factors regarding mortality, for both patients with lung disease and those who’ve never smoked, and preventing chronic respiratory diseases is a significant public health objective
  • Knowing how to buy, store, cook and eat these plant-based foods is essential, as conventional growing, packaging and preparation can damage or destroy the important compounds they hold, namely flavonoids and lycopene

By Dr. Mercola

One of the most encouraging studies to come out recently concerns the dramatically improved lung function of people who’ve recently stopped smoking, especially those who like eating tomatoes and apples.


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