During haze period we are exposed to health problems such as lung infections, fever, sore throat, cough or red eyes, etc. Here are some tips to protect yourself from haze:
• Wear a mask when you are outdoor.
• Minimize outdoor activities to avoid inhaling polluted air.
• Protect your eyes, carry eye drops with you, temporarily avoid wearing contact lens or reduce the time of wearing contact lens.
• Drink plenty of water, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables to increase the immune system, try to avoid fried & spicy food.
• Wash hand & clothes frequently to remove the pollution residue attached to your body.
The lungs are the most important organ that provide us to breathe and maintain our lives. Breathing is the foundation of life! Today, we will introduce the best foods for healthier lungs / the best foods to protect your lungs!
Example: Job’s tears, lotus seeds, flaxseed, lily bulb, white sesame, medlar, white fungus, pear, etc. These white foods are effective in helping phlegm, clearing away heat and moistening the lungs, relieving cough, prevent and relieve the problem of lung injury.
Whole grains are rich in vitamin B, helps to improve lung health and reduce the risk of lung cancer.
Corn contains beta-cryptoxanthin(beta-carotene), which helps to protects the lungs, and reduces inflammation in the lungs and risk of lung cancer.
Brown rice is rich in selenium and vitamin E, which enhances immune system and strengthens the lung function.
Example: Blueberry, Strawberry, grapes, mulberry, blackcurrent, etc. Berries rich in anthocyanins, helps to protect the lungs against damage.
Beans are rich in antioxidants that help protect our lungs from infection or damage, improve lung function.
Omega-3 fatty food
Example: fatty fish, chia seeds, flaxseed, walnuts, salmon, etc. Studies shown that increase consumption of Omega-3 during haze attack, able to prevent lung inflammation.
Citrus fruits rich in vitamin C and potassium, which effectively in improves immunity and prevents infection and inflammation of the trachea and bronchus.
Apples are rich in antioxidants that help in inhibit lung and bronchial inflammation and prevent lung blockage.
Broccoli is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, calcium and dietary fiber; it contains a lot of antioxidants to help fight cancer. The sulforaphane in broccoli can also help fight respiratory infections that cause asthma.