Foods that fight pollution

Delhi’s air pollution level has hit a new high this winter, leaving its people grasping for breath. Over the world, contamination has been related with expanded danger of respiratory and cardiovascular ailments and different infections.

The current smog laden air can lead to:

  • Burning eyes
  • Dry throat
  • Itchy skin
  • Cough
  • Irritation in the nose
  • Breathing problems, like increase in lung diseases and asthma
  • Rise in blood pressure

1. Broccoli
Broccoli is a standout amongst the best substances that can help shield your body from air contamination. Eating this vegetable rinses the body from contaminating substances. Research has appeared a portion of the dynamic fixings found in this vegetable can help remove a few sorts of air toxins.

2. Tomatoes
Include lots of fresh tomatoes in your diet. They contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against respiratory illnesses.

3. Citrus fruits
Eat citrus fruits like oranges, guava,kiwi, grapefruit, lemons, that are rich in Vitamin C. Adequate Vitamin C in our daily diet is very important for reducing the harmful effects of smog as well as maintaining your lung health.

4. Turmeric
Turmeric is a cancer prevention agent and is said to help shield the lungs from the poisonous impacts of contaminations. A common fixing found in Indian kitchens.

5. Ginger
Rich in anti-inflammatory elements, ginger is a natural adaptogen which helps in keeping your adrenal system healthy and fine.

6. Jaggery
Eat jaggery (aka gudd) to remove pollutants from your lungs. You can simply have it raw or replace it with sugar in your daily food items.

7. Spinach
Spinach contains beta carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein and chlorophyll - all of which are responsible for boosting your immune system. It has been found to have solid anti-cancer properties, particularly for lungs.