Vitamin C may help prevent colds. New research says it may also help you breathe easier. A recent study published in the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care evaluated the eating habits of more than 1,300 adults for nine years. Researchers measured how well the participants’ lungs functioned before and after the study.
Results showed that people who consumed more vitamin C had better lung function than those who did not. The outcome indicates that vitamin C-rich foods may reduce the risk for breathing problems.
Vitamin C-rich foods include oranges, grapefruits, peppers, broccoli, strawberries and cantaloupe. Try to consume more of these foods in your eating plan.
(Source: www.eatright.org, a website of the American Dietetic Association.)