When I began my travels and battles with COPD/Asthma I knew that it was important to learn what and when I could to better understand as much about COPD and Asthma so I would always be up to date as to what I was up against.
I also felt that as a member of the COPD/Asthma nation, it was important to continually share information that may possible help even one other person in their own battles with COPD/Asthma.
With that, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ will cover a variety of topics to help both inform and refresh the knowledge of all that goes with battling COPD and/or Asthma.
Today we finish up our ten-part series on Nutrition by talking about some general observations and principals to eating properly and keeping ‘nutrition’ at the forefront of our battle against COPD and/or Asthma.
Why is ‘nutrition’ important, because it is vitally important for any person with COPD and/or Asthma and we must remember that ‘nutrition’ is more than just a proper diet, it will also help in protecting the lung function needed for breathing.
Remember that you should always consider your choices wisely.
People with COPD are often given dietary recommendations and these will almost always include choices of plenty from plant sources.
From these plant sources, a person’s choices will include vegetables and fruits, beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
One should always try and choose foods that are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates. These foods would include fruits and grains which are also low in saturated fat and trans-fat.
Outside of your vegetable sources, one must also have their meat and beans group which should always include four distinct parts – those being fish and poultry, eggs, nuts and dried beans, plus red meat. All four of these groups are good, solid sources of protein from diverse sources.
Another note to remember is that reducing red meat in your diet/nutrition choices will help you lower the amount of saturated fats you take in.
A person should also remember that those high omega-3 fatty acids are always important as part of a healthy diet/nutrition program and these sources would include salmon, sardines, and other ‘fatty’ fish.
While this ends our ten-part series on ‘nutrition’, we will continue to talk nutrition beyond the diet and meals themselves in future postings because of the constant reminder that is necessary to protect our system in the battles with COPD/Asthma by knowing how to take care of it.
REFLECTION QUESTION – What does your regular diet or nutrition say about your willingness to fight your COPD and/or Asthma from all possible angles?
If you would like to reflect your response to others, please leave them under the comment section of wheezingaway.com. Thanx.
As always, if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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(Information used is gathered from a various number of books, magazines and websites followed and read by Mr. William.)