7 Vitamin A-Rich Foods For Lung Health
food.ndtv.com
Nov 29, 2020

Vitamin A-rich foods help in protecting the lungs. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it is essential to include such foods in one's diet. Watch our latest video to know more about such food items.

Festival brings a lot of joy but the drop in air quality puts a damper on the celebratory vibes. Every year in many Indian cities especially in Delhi there is a sudden drop in the air quality, largely because of stubble burning in the neighbouring states. This year it was the same, in fact it was even more worrisome due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All are aware that coronavirus impacts the respiratory tract. Each one of us is worried about our lungs and we need to take some steps to protect it. Foods that we eat can determine our lung health. There are many kinds of nutrient-rich foods that may help your lungs perform better; vitamin A-rich foods are one of them.

Here are some vitamin A-rich foods you can eat for strong lungs:

 Carrot:

100 gms of carrots contain 8840 micrograms of vitamin A. In winter this healthy vegetable can be used to make gajar ka halwa, carrot juice, salad, sandwich and lots of other Indian and international dishes. 

Green Leafy Vegetables:

Spinach, cabbage, broccoli, methi and more such green vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin A and in winter these are produced in abounds.

Fish:

Light and tasty fish is a good choice to fulfil your Vitamin A. Grill it, sauté it or steam it, and enjoy some healthy fish meals this season

Pumpkin:

Pumpkin provides a good amount of alpha-carotene. A carotenoid that converts to vitamin A.

Tomatoes:

The bright red vegetable contains loads of vitamin A and antioxidants that help in flushing out the toxins and fight harmful radicals present in polluted air.

 Eggs:

Most of us eat eggs almost every day but avoid egg yolks as it has a high fat content. Whole eggs, including egg yolk, is a very good source of vitamin A. So, eat those yolks too.

Peas:

Another winter-special food, green peas are universal in its usage in Indian and global cuisine.