Consumption of foods rich in vegetables and fruits has been more synonymous with the health of the digestive system organs. When in fact, this diet also helped maintain lung health and prevent disease in the organ you know.
In a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, fiber-rich diet not only protects the body from the risk of diabetes and heart disease, but also reduces the risk of lung disease.
These data obtained in the analysis of researchers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey some time ago. In two respiratory examination, those with a high fiber intake had lung health better. More precisely, they have a lung capacity that is larger and able to breathe more air in one second, compared to those who consume less fiber.
“Lung disease is a health problem that should never be overlooked. Previously known stop smoking can be done to prevent the disease. But now it is clear that a diet rich in fiber can also play an important role,” said study leader Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD, who is also a nutrition expert medical University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In this study, the researchers reviewed the medical records of 1,921 adult respondents aged 40-79 years. Fiber consumption is calculated based on the amount of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are consumed by the respondent.
According to the researchers, fiber consumption reduces inflammation in the body, which is the basis of several lung diseases. Other studies have also shown that fiber alter the composition of gut microbiome, which in turn reduces infection and release chemicals naturally protective lungs to the body.