There is no denying the fact that festivals and wedding bring with them a lot of joy while giving us reasons to eat, enjoy and celebrate. But with the onset of winters and festivities in India, the drop in the air quality becomes a huge damper in the whole festive vibes.
Every year many cities of India start experiencing deadly drop in the air quality and this year was also the same. In fact, this year the condition had been even more worrisome due the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Since, pandemics this huge, don’t come with a user manual, all of us are worried about our lungs.
But if you make some healthy additions in your diet, you can easily ensure good health of your lung as well as overall body. Owing to its nutritional, food rich in vitamin A are known to improve lung health to a large extent. Let’s see what you can eat:
# 1 Carrot
According to National Institute of Nutrition, 100 gms of carrots contain 8840 micrograms of vitamin A. It’s already December and this month definitely calls for some really healthy food items like salads, juice and sandwich. How can we miss the king of desserts in winter, gajar ka halwa?
#2 Leafy greens
Green leafy vegetables are enriched with the goodness of various micro as well as macro nutrients. Spinach, cabbage, broccoli, methi and more such green vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin A. You will find these leafy greens in abundance in winter season.
One of the most enjoyed foods in winters, fish is rich source of vitamin A. Including fish in your diet will not only improve your lung immunity but it will support your overall health. The best part/ you can steam it, fry it, sauté it or grill it.
As per National Institute of Nutrition, 100 grams portion of pumpkin will provide you with 2100 micrograms of vitamin A. Pumpkin is also a rich source of alpha-carotene, a carotenoid that converts to vitamin A.
This bright red colour vegetable is a good source of vitamin A and its antioxidant properties help in flushing out toxins from the body. These antioxidants also help in fighting free radicals that are present in polluted environment.
You may not be able to change the condition of air pollution on your own but you can improve your own lung health by including these vitamin A rich foods in your diet.