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20 Foods to Promote Lung Health and 5 to Avoid. Beets? Who knew!

Written by Karen Selby, RN Presented by A Mustard Seed Company


Selby, Karen. "20 Foods to Promote Lung Health and 5 to Avoid." Asbestos.com, 2 Jan 2024, https://www.asbestos.com/treatment/nutrition/lung-healthy-foods/.



Lung-Healthy Food Types

While exposure to asbestos or hereditary asthma might not be avoidable, you have the power over what foods you eat. Shying away from high-calorie, fried foods can help you maintain your overall health while easing symptoms of lung disease.

  • Eggs

  • Olive oil

  • Avocado

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Proteins

  • Lean meats

  • Eggs

  • Beans

Complex Carbs

  • Whole-grain bread

  • Pasta

  • Fresh produce

Fresh Produce

  • Low-FODMAP fruits, including:

  • Pineapples

  • Grapes

  • Non-starchy vegetables, including:

  • Broccoli

  • Peas

  • Tomatoes

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  1. Potassium

  • Bananas

  • Leafy greens

  • Tomatoes


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Foods to Promote Lung Health

These five foods have been shown to have a positive impact on lung health.

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  • Pumpkin

  • Tomatoes

  • Leafy Greens

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Food Types to Avoid if You Have Lung Disease

Avoiding these foods can help keep lung disease symptoms at bay.

  1. Salty Foods

  2. Dairy Products

  3. Processed Meats

  4. Soda

  5. Fried Foods

Lung-Damaging Foods to Avoid

These five foods have been proven to have negative effects on lung function.

  1. White Bread

  2. Potato Chips

  3. Chocolate

  4. Beer

  5. Cold Cuts

Lung disease and discomfort are hard to live with. Keeping your body healthy through diet and nutrition is another way you can improve your overall health and make cancer treatment easier. To talk about a diet plan while navigating treatment, find a doctor who is right for you.




WRITTEN BY  Karen Selby, RN  Registered Nurse and Patient Advocate  (855) 797-1982  kselby@asbestos.com  Karen Selby is a registered nurse with a background in oncology and thoracic surgery. She previously served as the regional director of a tissue bank and assisted with thoracic surgeries as an operating room nurse.  Expertise in mesothelioma, cancer therapy and immunotherapy  Licensed and registered nurse  Graduated from University of South Alabama (B.S.), University of Central Florida (M.B.A)  Member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
Karen Selby, RN

WRITTEN BY

Karen Selby, RN

Registered Nurse and Patient Advocate

(855) 797-1982

Karen Selby is a registered nurse with a background in oncology and thoracic surgery. She previously served as the regional director of a tissue bank and assisted with thoracic surgeries as an operating room nurse.

  • Expertise in mesothelioma, cancer therapy and immunotherapy

  • Licensed and registered nurse

  • Graduated from University of South Alabama (B.S.), University of Central Florida (M.B.A)

  • Member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators


This Page Contains 8 Cited Articles

The sources on all content featured in The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com include medical and scientific studies, peer-reviewed studies and other research documents from reputable organizations.

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