Sweet way to breathe eas­ier

First For Women - - Nutrition -

Eat­ing plenty of red and pur­ple fruits like berries, grapes and cher­ries can help keep your res­pi­ra­tory sys­tem healthy: Re­searchers at Johns Hopkins Univer­sity in Bal­ti­more an­a­lyzed data from 463 older adults and found that par­tic­i­pants who con­sumed the high­est amount of the dark-pig­mented gems were able to breathe more force­fully and deeply—and showed slower rates of lung func­tion de­cline—than those who ate less of the fruits. Ac­cord­ing to the study au­thors, the fruits’ flavonoids have an­tiox­i­dant and anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties that pro­tect against cel­lu­lar dam­age from air pol­lu­tion and ox­ida­tive stress.

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