Impact of COVID-19 on Lungs
With the recent pandemic, lungs health became a critical aspect to look into. The coronavirus was found to be damaging to the air sacs and capillaries inside our lungs. More than just cough and short breath, COVID-19 can cause long-term lung complications such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Newer coronavirus variants may also cause more airway disease such as bronchitis.
Vitamin E and Lungs
Talking about lung-friendly food or nutrients, there is just more than tiger mushroom, which is Vitamin E. Vitamin E has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; on top of that α-tocopherol an isomer found in Vitamin E also shows numerous protective effects towards our lung health. Clinical studies indicate that higher intake of α-tocopherol may bring modest protective effect on adult-onset asthma and beneficial effect on lung function or wheeze.
That being side, overdosing yourself with Vitamin E supplement may not be a desirable outcome. Instead of supplements, get it from natural food sources such as almond, sunflower oil, nuts and seeds.
Almonds for Lungs Health
According to the Compendium of Materia Medica, almond has the effect of relieving cough and relieving asthma. The "lung" in the five internal organs corresponds to the "white" element. Hence, eating more white food such as Chinese southern almonds may potentially improve lungs health. The southern almond helps in nourishing the lungs, relieve asthma, relieve cough and reduce phlegm, making it suitable for people suffering from colds. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) experts also stated that Chinese almonds are often used in diet therapy and have a cough-relieving effect.
Almonds are also naturally rich in Vitamin E, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and mono unsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) all of which are anti-inflammatory antioxidants which helps us to protect our lungs from free radicals damage and prevent inflammation.
Almond Soymilk for Healthier Lungs
While we cannot reverse aging, we sure can start eating healthily to keep our lungs in tip top shape. Etblisse Almond Soymilk is specially formulated to nourish our lungs and skin. Combining pure south almond powder with organic soybeans, Almond Soymilk gives you out-of-the-world aromatics without any artificial almond flavours or creamers! Moreover, soymilk and almond work hand-in-hand as a great edible skin whitening foods, giving you a natural lighter skin tone ahead!
This article is written by Sylvia Ho (Nutritionist) for Green Image Organic Enterprise Sdn. Bhd
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