Ever Smoked? This Is the Diet You Need to Protect Your Lungs
Fruits and vegetables don’t just reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer—they could actually counteract some of the harmful effects of smoking, too. The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be, a study in the journal Thorax suggests.
COPD, which stems mainly from smoking, includes respiratory conditions like bronchitis and emphysema, according to a press release. The World Health Organization forecasts that COPD soon be the world’s third most common cause of death.