A tomato a day, keeps the smoker lungs away

According to a study conducted at John Hopkins University, studies show  adults, who on average, consumed more than two tomatoes, or three servings of fresh fruit a day, had a slower deterioration of lung health compared to those who ate less than one tomato or less than one portion of fruit a day. Fruit such as apples, may also greatly benefit the human body in repair and restoration.

“Lab tests included  two standard measurements of lung function: Forced Exhaled Volume in one second, which measures how much air a person can expel from their lungs in a second; and Forced Vital Capacity, the total amount of air a person can inhale in six seconds”

Ex-smokers who ate a diet high in tomatoes and fruits had slower detroiation of lung health over a ten year span, showing that the nutrients in those red balls are actually helping repair damage.

“Lung function starts to decline at around age 30 at variable speed depending on the general and specific health of individuals,” Garcia-Larsen says. “Our study suggests that eating more fruits on a regular basis can help attenuate the decline as people age, and might even help repair damage caused by smoking. Diet could become one way of combating rising diagnosis of COPD around the world.”

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Source: John Hopkins University

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