At Lung Health Institute (LHI), our health care team knows a diet high in healthy fats can be helpful for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This type of diet can also be helpful for patients with other chronic lung diseases. However, you may not know why a high-fat diet is good for chronic lung disease patients or what a meal plan from such a diet looks like.
How Using Fats for Fuel Helps Chronic Lung Disease Patients
There are several ways training your body to use fats as fuel with a high-fat diet can benefit you if you have a chronic lung disease. For instance, a high-fat diet may help reduce inflammation in your body.
When your body is using fats as its primary fuel source, it begins breaking them down into ketones. Ketones are molecules that provide your body with the energy it needs. However, they also have a role in helping your body fight inflammation. This is because ketones help your body remove toxins that can cause inflammation to occur.
What a 3-Day Fat-Burning Meal Plan Can Look Like
Many people may have no idea what a fat-burning meal plan might look like. For this reason, our health care team has put together the following 3-day sample plan:
|Morning wake-up call smoothie||Cheese souffle||Steak lover’s chili||Chia seed pudding|
|Spinach omelet with cheese||Grilled salmon and arugula salad||Chicken-stuffed avocado||Dark chocolate and almond butter|
|Quick crunchy cereal||Roast beef and watercress salad||Pesto roasted chicken||Avocado ice cream|
We Can Help You Find a Long-Term High-Fat Diet and Other Lung Disease Treatments
The 3-day fat-burning sample plan our health care team created here was drawn from a larger chronic lung disease treatment we call our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™.
There are 3 levels of these plans, and in addition to a high-fat diet plan, they also include tips for exercising, sleeping and information about helpful supplements. With all these parts combined, the AI2 plans we offer may help you boost your immune system and train your body to use fats as inflammation-fighting fuel.
We also offer a treatment option called cellular therapy. Cellular therapy is a procedure that uses concentrated platelets and cells from a small sample of your blood to target lung disease. These platelets release healing properties that, when combined with proteins, growth factor and other helpful cells, may promote healing in damaged tissue and reduce inﬂammation in your lungs.
Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.