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 discuss or refresh your knowledge about ‘Carbs’ with the sixth of a ten-part series on ‘Nutrition’.
‘Nutrition’ is vitally important for any person with COPD as having a proper diet will go a long way in protecting the lung function needed for breathing.
Deal with carbohydrates with some of these key ideas –
}} Choosing fiber-rich vegetables with nearly every meal.
}} Choosing fiber-rich fruits with every meal.
}} Choosing fiber-rich grains often.
}} Prepare foods by choosing ingredients and beverages with little added sugar or sweetners.
}} Always consider guided amounts from the USDA Food Guide.
}} Try following “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension” or what is called the DASH eating plan.
}} Seldom eat and/or drink foods and beverages which contain sugar and starch.
We will continue the CrossDove Writer’s series on Nutrition in future postings as we always need to have as much information as possible to fight our own individual battles with our own COPD.
Remember that most diets/nutritional ideas will work depending on what an individual’s nutritional and physical needs may be.
REFLECTION QUESTION – What do you do to control the carbs that you take in when eating?
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.)