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What foods should you eat when you have COPD?

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Try to cut back on carbohydrates and salt. Drink plenty of water and non-caffeinated beverages. Choose healthy foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils such as olive, corn, and canola are better for you than trans fats and saturated fats like butter, margarine, and lard.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “4 Biggest Myths About Your COPD -- and How to Cope,” “COPD: Exercise and Activity Guidelines,” “COPD: Preventing Infection & Avoiding Irritants.”

Mayo Clinic: “COPD,” “COPD: Protecting against flare-ups,” “Eating Well When You Have COPD,” “COPD.”        

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “COPD.”

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: “Improved patient outcome with smoking cessation: When is it too late?”

COPD Foundation: “Quitting Smoking.”

American Lung Association: “Physical Activity and COPD.”

Breathe: “COPD and exercise: Does it make a difference?”

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: “Effects of Allergic Phenotype on Respiratory Symptoms and Exacerbations in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.”

Journal of Translational Internal Medicine: “Nutrition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A review.”

National Jewish Health: “COPD: Nutrition.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on July 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “4 Biggest Myths About Your COPD -- and How to Cope,” “COPD: Exercise and Activity Guidelines,” “COPD: Preventing Infection & Avoiding Irritants.”

Mayo Clinic: “COPD,” “COPD: Protecting against flare-ups,” “Eating Well When You Have COPD,” “COPD.”        

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “COPD.”

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: “Improved patient outcome with smoking cessation: When is it too late?”

COPD Foundation: “Quitting Smoking.”

American Lung Association: “Physical Activity and COPD.”

Breathe: “COPD and exercise: Does it make a difference?”

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: “Effects of Allergic Phenotype on Respiratory Symptoms and Exacerbations in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.”

Journal of Translational Internal Medicine: “Nutrition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A review.”

National Jewish Health: “COPD: Nutrition.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on July 02, 2019

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