Diet for COPD: Can what we eat help COPD?

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I have began to try and help my COPD with my diet. I am incorporating anti-inflammatory foods, inulin, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as well as anti-inflammatory herbs and spices.

Has anyone tried this path?

Beginning of the discussion - 11/19/19

Diet for COPD: Can what we eat help COPD?


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Hi @NYnNJ1‍ I changed my dietary habits after being diagnosed. I have only been diagnosed for almost a year, so it is kind of hard at this time to tell you how much it helps as far as controlling or halting COPD; however, I can tell you I feel better about myself and have more energy (still do not have tons of energy), but more than I used to.

I have increased my diet to include fish and walnuts and flax seed - all high in omega 3s. I also supplement with omega 3s and vitamins a, c, and e. I try to eat a lot of vitamin dense fruits and vegetables: bell peppers. strawberries, oranges, and kale for vitamin c and carrots, sweet potato, and spinach for vitamin A (also fish and tuna), and almonds, avocados, spinach, and more fish for vitamin e.

I also make sure to eat in a calorie deficient diet because I am still trying to lose weight. I limit simple and processed carbs, and focus on eating good complex grains and good healthy sources of protein (fish and chicken)

Diet for COPD: Can what we eat help COPD?


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I am looking for healthy foods to start eating as my copd is not responding to meds. I was told eating has a lot to do with it.

Diet for COPD: Can what we eat help COPD?

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Hello Pwrfulnay1, thank you for your comment. I've moved it to this discussion in our COPD group for more visibility. emoticon cute

Have any of you changed your diet after being diagnosed with COPD? Are there foods that we should eat or avoid to help COPD? Have your doctors given you any advice?
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Feel free to share any tips or experiences here!

Take care,
Courtney

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I have been eating a lot of fish peanuts  and cashews

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I've heard over the years to avoid dairy because it can increase phlegm. Other than that I just try to eat as healthy as I can, but I don't deny myself a treat every once and a while.

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@lawless Don't forget vit. D, and calcium, magnesium, and potassium...helps big time...

Diet for COPD: Can what we eat help COPD?

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Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well!

If you haven't seen it yet, we just published an article on COPD and diet! You can read it here: COPD: Can diet play a role in living better with the disease?

What do you think of some of the recommendations? Did you know that undernutrition can contribute to some of the symptoms of COPD?

Take care,
Courtney

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