Adopting a tailored bronchitis diet could help to treat some of the causes of bronchitis and maybe go towards helping sufferers to feel more comfortable. Bronchitis comes in two forms: acute and chronic.
Bronchitis is an inflammation or obstruction in the bronchial tubes (the airways leading into and out of the lungs). The inflammation results in a build up of mucus and along with coughing, fatigue and difficulty breathing it makes for a pretty unpleasant condition.
Acute bronchitis is usually the result of an initial infection that has weakened a person, like a cold or virus. Chronic bronchitis is usually the result of long-term smoking. In some cases it can be the result of some long term working conditions or other environmental factor.
Some of the best foods for the treatment of acute bronchitis include:
All of the above supply vitamin A, which is known to increase lung health.
Also needed are:
The combination of the above foods will enhance lung health and help lung conditions such as bronchitis and asthma, as they contain nutrients that have anti-inflammatory effects and boost the immune system.
Some herbs have proven to be very effective in the treatment of bronchitis. Herbs such as:
These herbs all help to clear bronchial passages, reduce inflammation and ease lung congestion. Important Note: consult a specialist before taking herbs or combinations of herbs as some have side effects or can complicate previous conditions such as high blood pressure or heart conditions.
Avoid mucus-forming foods such as:
Although this site is primarily about food and how to use food to heal conditions such as bronchitis, it is important to consider some non food related points that will help prevent and control the condition. Such as: