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Foods to Fight Pneumonia

If you’ve got it, send a friend to do the grocery shopping. Just be sure he gets these foods in the basket.

 Garlic-destroys unwanted bacteria in the body and protects against respiratory infections

Boost Immune System

 Pretty produce. I mean anything colorful. Colorful fruits and vegetables are high in Vitamin A which enhances immunity and promotes reparation of the lung tissue. Try these:

Eggs

Carrots

Sweet Potato

Spinach

Mangoes

Apricots

Paprika

Chili powder

Fight Inflammation

Vitamin C plays an important rule in immune response and in fighting inflammation. But Vitamin C doesn’t work alone—you’ll need bioflavonoids to activate it. Here are some foods that contain the powerful pair:

 Bioflavonoids:

 Onions

Apples

Raspberries

Green tea

Red Grapes

Citrus Fruit

Cherries

Broccoli

Peppers

Buckwheat

Black Currant

Vitamin C:

 Strawberries

Guava

Lemon

Oranges

Kiwi Fruit

Peaches

Mangos

Peppers

Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli

 

 B is for Benefits! Vitamin B is necessary for the production of antibodies, the formation of red blood cells and normal digestion. Be sure these make it on your plate:

Soy

Turkey

Tuna

Bananas

Potatoes

Tempeh

Foods full of Potassium:

Papaya

Cantaloupe

Prunes

Raisins

Mango

Oranges

Pears

Sweet Potatoes

Avocado

Tomatoes

Asparagus

Pumpkin

Mushrooms

Brussel Sprouts

 

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