Physical Tip – PROTECTING YOUR RESPIRATORY HEALTH

Breathing 1Foods & Vitamins for the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:
Onion, Garlic, Honey, Lemon, Watercress, Ochro (okra), Dates, Fig, Oranges, Yogurt, Vegetables, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C.

Lemon Juice and Honey is an age old, effective cure for coughs!

Foods to AVOID!
While it is good to know about the foods that help and heal the respiratory system, it is even more important to know which foods to avoid or reduce in your diet since these foods will aggravate you cough, which is the most common symptom that one has a respiratory problem or disease, and whatever respiratory problem you are suffering with.

These respiratory system aggravators include: Salt, Dairy Products, Alcoholic Beverages, Fish that isn’t fresh, Eggs, Cured Cheeses, Nuts, Meat and Spices.

What is the Respiratory System?
In human beings, the respiratory system (or ventilatory system) is composed of the nose, mouth, airways (pharynx, larynx, trachea), lungs, diaphragm and the respiratory muscles. The Respiratory System manages the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between you and the environment.

Respiratory System diseases you can PREVENT:
1. Coughs
2. Asthma
3. Bronchitis

For additional quick tips, information and resources for your total health and well-being visit, MPSE Health or check here for blog posts from previous weeks.

Sources: New World Encyclopedia, The Merck Manual: Home Health Handbook, Foods and Their Healing Powers and Wikipedia

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