Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult because it causes shortness of breath that can make even the simplest of tasks more physically demanding. There is no cure for COPD, but people with the disease can receive treatments that may help reduce the progression and severity of the disease.
Since COPD makes life so challenging, most people who have it actively seek opportunities to improve their breathing. Surprisingly, the answer may lie in the food you eat.
The vitamins, minerals and nutrients found in certain foods can help keep your lungs strong and improve your ability to breathe. One herb that may make a significant impact in the lives of people with COPD is ginger.
Ginger is a rhizome (similar to a root) that is considered a spice that is used to flavor many foods and help treat many ailments. Ginger is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in your lungs.
It also helps settle your stomach when it’s upset and can help regulate your blood sugar levels. Plus, this spice is loaded with many vitamins and minerals that your lungs and the rest of your body use to fuel performance.
At the Lung Health Institute, we understand how important diet is for the well-being of your lungs. That’s why we offer people with COPD and other lung diseases our anti-Inflammatory Initiative™ (AI²)™.
This is a diet program for people with inflammatory lung diseases, which is available in three different levels for all types of patients. Take the next step to find relief. Contact Lung Health Institute today for more information or to schedule a free consultation at 888-745-6697.
Find out if you’re a candidate.
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