Let us tell you that smokers who consumed a diet with more apples and tomatoes had a lesser chance of lung dysfunctionality over a period of 10 years.
Adults who are more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruits had the slower decline in lung function as compared to those who did not eat that much. A less risk of decline in lung functionality in those people who had never smoked or stopped smoking, along with following the diet.
Poor lung functionality has been linked with chronic diseases like lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD).
This study shows that diet might help repair lung damage in people who have stopped smoking. It also suggests that a diet rich in fruits can slow down the lungs natural aging process even if you have never smoked.
The findings support the need for dietary recommendations, especially for people at risk of developing respiratory diseases such as COPD.
It analyzed that 680 people, those who signed up for a health survey in 2002, in Germany, England. The participants had to answer a questionnaire and undergo two types of lung-function tests in the start, and again after 10 years.