Bronchitis bites, but your diet can help!
Nutritional therapy practitioner and FitPerez correspondent Margaux Jean has some tips to eat right while experiencing this painful inflammation of the lungs:
Have you ever had bronchitis? I know many people who are dealing with this right now! Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes that is usually characterized by a deep cough in the chest and congestion in the upper region of the body. It’s typically caused by bacteria, a virus, or exposure to chemicals or smoke. If you have bronchitis, make sure that you are eating fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C and beta carotene.
Such foods could include kale, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, kiwifruit, and Swiss chard. Garlic is has antibiotic properties on the lungs, so find ways to include it into your diet. Legumes, chia seeds from The Chia Co, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are full of nutrients that will help your body get well. Some healing herbs for bronchitis include cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, and thyme. Be sure to avoid dairy products, sugar, alcohol, and refined flour products. Get well soon!
For more nutrition tips, visit Margaux's website Authentic Self Wellness or follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun.
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