Smoke? This meal rescued Your lungs

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Fruits and vegetables are not only efficacious in reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer, they can also fight some harmful effects of the habit never smoked.

The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the lower the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which may be, according to a study published in the journal Thorax.

COPD, especially so because of the smoking habit. Likewise with other respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema.

The World Health Organization estimates that immediately, COPD will be the third most common cause of death in the world.

To investigate the relationship between COPD with diet, a study involving 44 335 Swedish men aged 45-79 years for 13 years. Researchers asked about their smoking habits and their food consumption patterns.

Researchers found that men are less likely to eat fruits and vegetables (less than two servings a day), two times more likely to develop COPD than those who ate more than five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.

Each additional serving of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce the risk of COPD by four to eight percent, with this note applies for those who have stopped smoking habit.

Types of fruits and vegetables also determine how much risk reduction. Green vegetables, apples, pears, and peppers are the most effective because it contains the highest antioxidants, which can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation caused by smoking.

However, the findings of this study do not mean that a healthy diet could reverse all the harmful effects of smoking.

Every time you smoke, you are putting your health in danger. In fact, the researchers stress that the best way to reduce the risk of COPD is to avoid smoking at all, now and forever.
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