Lungs play a significant role in sustaining our lives. Certain factors including smoking, air pollution etc. can potentially increase your risk of suffering from severe health ailments like asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia etc. So, it is important to take good care of your lungs especially in current time when the prevalence of novel coronavirus disease is increasing day by day. It causes severe pneumonia that further makes it difficult to breathe. COVID-19 is deadly and therefore if there is anything that can assure its prevention or better management, must be practiced. So, here we tell you about a certain foods that can help you boost your lung health. Also Read - Former World Champion Mirabai Chanu Worried Over Tokyo Olympics 2020, Says All Efforts Will go Waste if Games Get Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Walnuts

Being a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts can provide protection from inflammatory conditions. They work due to the presence of vitamin E in them. Consuming a handful of walnuts every day in the morning can boost your immunity, promote circulation of healthy red blood cells, and improve capacity of your lungs. Also Read - Coronavirus: SAI to Use its Centres as Quarantine Facilities on Health Ministry's Request



Green tea

Containing strong antioxidants, green tea can potentially reduce inflammation in the body and can promote healing. Loaded with polyphenols like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), green tea can suppress the growth of cancer cells in lungs. Also, this drink has a strong compound called theophylline, that can improve the function of your airways and ease breathing difficulties. Also Read - The Entourage Actor Debi Mazar Tests Positive For The Coronavirus, Writes 'My Lungs Are Heavy, I am Tough'

Garlic

It has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help in protecting you against oxidative stress in lungs. According to a Chinese study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, eating raw garlic at least two times every week is linked to a lower risk of developing lung cancer.