The lungs are the source of our breathing, it is often due to our negligence out of the problem, we should eat less of the following six kinds of food in the future, so as to protect our lungs.
1. Greasy food
As we all know, our lungs are like a gas exchange, inhaling fresh air from the outside world and expelling the turbid air from the body. At the same time, the epithelial cells of the tracheal and bronchial mucosa can also secrete liquid to wrap dust and microorganisms and expel them from the body. Eating a lot of greasy food such as lard, butter, roast chicken and duck will increase the amount of sputum secretion in our respiratory tract.
A large number of grease sticks to the esophagus and throat, blocking the effective elimination of phlegm and causing poor coughing, which in the long run will lay a hidden danger to our lung health. Patients with pneumonia, emphysema or chronic bronchitis have a cough, phlegm, and shortness of breath, and if they eat greasy food regularly, it will cause more phlegm, cough, and shortness of breath.
2. Spicy and stimulating foods are also foods that should be avoided in the lung diet
Chinese medicine believes that too many chili peppers, spicy oils, spicy seasonings, ginger, mustard, and other spicy and stimulating foods and seasonings tend to hurt the lung qi and deplete the heart yin, causing a deficit of heart and lung qi and blood. If it is a deficiency of lung qi itself, lung lesions in the patient’s friends, cough, chest tightness, and asthma symptoms will be more aggravated.
3. Eat fewer seafood foods such as scallops, yellowtail, eel, shrimp, crab, and cold foods such as ice cream and iced drinks
These fishy seafood and cold food will breed phlegm and dampness, often eaten will stimulate the body to secrete more phlegm, sticky phlegm is not easy to discharge the body and agglutinate in the lungs, causing human lung, trachea, and bronchial lesions.
4. Avoid drinking a lot of strong tea and coffee
Respiratory diseases in the small white-collar high prevalence, in addition to smoking and environmental impact, irregular work and rest time, and a large number of coffee and strong tea consumption, increasing the burden on the heart and lungs is also an important reason.
Caffeine in coffee and theophylline in strong tea has the effect of relaxing bronchial smooth muscle, which makes the bronchial tubes in a diastolic state. Regular consumption of coffee and strong tea has a great impact on the respiratory system, especially the bronchial tubes and lungs. Not only that, caffeine and theophylline will also cause rapid heartbeat, insomnia, and excitement, increasing myocardial oxygen consumption, which is very detrimental to the maintenance of the heart and lungs.
5. Avoid eating large tonic things
Many friends like to take a lot of tonics when they are sick. But we traditionally think that tonic things such as ginseng, ginseng, maitake, etc. are not suitable for patients with lung disease, because these tonic things in the body, will inhibit the body’s expectorant function, aggravating the disease.
6. Avoid using tobacco and alcohol
Want to protect our lungs, we must avoid smoking and alcohol. Inhalation is the biggest culprit of lung disease, which can cause changes in our trachea, bronchi, alveoli, and capillary structure and function of the lungs, which in turn affects the immune capacity of the lungs, increasing the risk of lung disease, and even lung cancer. And strong alcohol can cause heart and lung damage, especially to the heart, if the original is pulmonary heart disease, drinking strong alcohol undoubtedly accelerates the onset of the disease.
For the sake of our lung health, we should pay more attention in general and adjust our dietary arrangements at any time, so that health will always be with us!