If you have
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may
have little appetite or feel too tired to prepare and eat meals. But
eating regularly and eating healthy foods is important because food:
- Provides your body with the energy it needs to
function, such as for breathing and digestion.
- Provides you with
the energy you need for daily activities.
- Helps strengthen your
body's natural defense system (immune system), making it easier to
You can take simple steps to be sure you eat healthy foods
on a regular basis. But because people with COPD often have other health
problems that may restrict the foods they can eat, always talk with your doctor or a
registered dietitian before making changes in your
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