Eating Right Can Help You Breath Better

Eating Right Can Help You Breath Better

-Eat 4-6 small meals a day. This will prevent your stomach from becoming too full, which can restrict the movement of your diaphragm. When your diaphragm moves freely, it’s easier for your lungs to function.

-Choose complex carbohydrates. Focus on complex carbs such as whole wheat bread and pasta which contain important vitamins, minerals and fiber. Your body produces more carbon dioxide when it metabolizes carbohydrates. That extra carbon dioxide must be exhaled, so eating carbs can make breathing more difficult.

-Whip up easy meals. Aim for quick and simple meals. Preparing a meal may drain your energy. Rest before you eat.

-Don’t scrimp on fat. Your body produces the least amount of carbon dioxide when it metabolizes fat. So if you need to put on weight, add a little more fat to your diet.

-Pack in protein. Consuming protein at least twice a day will help keep the breathing muscles strong and healthy.

©Health monitor 2015 January

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