Feeling the smog? Seeing a sudden rise of air purifiers and masks around your city? The dreadful air pollution is back and while the government does its bit to eradicate it, we must do ours too!
Here are some super nourishing and energising foods you can eat to fight the air pollution:
Almonds are loaded with protein and magnesium, which relaxes the breathing tubes inside lungs. Moreover, they are rich in Vitamin E which is the first line of defence against injury to human tissues.
You can snack on them raw, make your own almond butter or almond milk and add a dash of chocolate in it for children!
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Walnuts are a great vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce allergic reactions and reduce inflammation in the body. They are also a great snack to add to your lunch box. For kids, walnuts can be grinded into a paste and added to sandwiches or added to cake and brownie mixes.
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Vitamin C is crucial for maintaining lung health and Vitamin C also contributed to Vitamin E regeneration. Simply squeeze oranges for a daily morning glass of orange juice for the family!
4. Green Vegetables
Green veggies, especially broccoli helps to reduce inflammation and remove pollutants from the body. It also contains phyto nutrients that help to reduce the risk of heart diseases, cancer and diabetes.
Broccoli can be steamed, added to stir fry dishes or with the winters here a great option for a 7pm meal is a broccoli and mushroom soup.
Remember, you are what you eat! So eat smart and eat healthy.
Here are some more tips to combat the harmful effects of air pollution:
- Avoid any form of outdoor exercises and cardio as breathing heavily will draw pollution deeper into the lungs
- Invest in an air purifier for your home and office
- Use a pollution mask
- Keep indoor plants to improve the quality of indoor air