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What are diet tips for COPD?

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  • Follow a high-fiber diet -- about 20 to 35 grams a day -- with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, bran, and pasta.
  • Keep a good body weight.
  • Cut the salt, and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Get plenty of calcium and vitamin D.
  • Eat lots of small meals instead of one big one.
  • Avoid junk-food snacks.
  • Do some light exercise before you eat.

From: Everyday Tips for Living With COPD WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 06, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 02/06/2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “COPD.”

American Lung Association: “Learn About COPD.”

National Health Service (U.K.), “Living With COPD.”

COPD Foundation: “Breathing Techniques.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases & Conditions: COPD Exercise & Activity Guidelines,” “Diseases & Conditions: Nutritional Guidelines for People with COPD.”

Beaumont Health: “7 Tips for Safer Sex with COPD.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “COPD.”

American Lung Association: “Learn About COPD.”

National Health Service (U.K.), “Living With COPD.”

COPD Foundation: “Breathing Techniques.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases & Conditions: COPD Exercise & Activity Guidelines,” “Diseases & Conditions: Nutritional Guidelines for People with COPD.”

Beaumont Health: “7 Tips for Safer Sex with COPD.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 06, 2019

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