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How can you conserve energy during meal preparation if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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To conserve energy during meal preparation if you have COPD, try these tips:

  • Choose foods that are easier to prepare.
  • Get help with meal preparation -- ask your family or friends for help, or check with local government agencies or church organizations about meal deliveries. Many are low-cost; some are free.
  • Freeze extra portions and take them out when you're extra tired.
  • Eat your main meals earlier in the day when you have extra energy.

From: COPD and Your Diet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic: "Nutritional Guidelines for People With COPD." American Association for Respiratory Care: "Eating Right: Tips for the COPD Patient." National Institutes of Health: "A Meaty, Salty, Starchy Diet May Impact Chronic Lung Disease." Medscape: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve Lung Function in COPD." University of Alabama: "Nutrition and COPD."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 20, 2017

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic: "Nutritional Guidelines for People With COPD." American Association for Respiratory Care: "Eating Right: Tips for the COPD Patient." National Institutes of Health: "A Meaty, Salty, Starchy Diet May Impact Chronic Lung Disease." Medscape: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve Lung Function in COPD." University of Alabama: "Nutrition and COPD."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 20, 2017

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