Could grapefruit beat lung disease? Eating fruit and other foods including cheese and bananas found to help patients suffering from COPD, because of there anti-inflammatory properties.
A few years ago I had a passion for Pink Grapefruits and Fresh Lemons and used this passion to shed 2 stone. I had asthma at that time and noticed a definite improvement in my breathing whilst I was on my diet. I therefore, am going to go back onto the grapefruits as I still love them. I suppose it makes sense that they will help with the inflammation of asthma and therefore help my COPD. Will keep you all posted.
- Some 3 million people in the UK suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Researchers studied the eating habits of more than 2,100 COPD sufferers
- Scientists found a direct link between eating grapefruit and improvements in the patient’s condition
Eating grapefruit, bananas, fish and cheese could help patients suffering one of the most common lung conditions in Britain, say scientists.
Research showed a direct link between the foods and improvements in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists from the US and Europe used diet records for 2,167 COPD sufferers over a three-year period. Those who had eaten the products within 24 hours showed improvement in a range of measures such as lung function, fitness scores and white blood cell count. Lead study author Dr Corrine Hanson said patients should now be offered dietary and nutritional counselling as part of their treatment.
I wonder if a Grapefruit Cake will count lol looks yummy!