Worst Lung Foods

Corn is a common food with mycotoxins, which can cause respiratory problems. Fungi on crops, including maize, create mycotoxins.

Preservatives like nitrates and nitrites in bacon, hot dogs, and deli meat can irritate the lungs. These meats are heavy in salt and saturated fat, which cause inflammation.

Milk, cheese, and butter can bother lung patients. Lactose in dairy products can induce mucus buildup, making breathing harder.

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French fries, chips, and onion rings are rich in trans fats, which boost cholesterol and inflammation.

Tofu and soy milk include phytoestrogens, which cause airway irritation and mucus production. People with COPD and asthma should avoid soy products to control respiratory symptoms.

Drinking too much salt can induce water retention and irritation. For people with respiratory difficulties, water retention can make breathing harder. Eat less salt and choose low-sodium foods.

Shellfish like crab, lobster, and shrimp can cause asthma and other respiratory allergies. Wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness may result from these moderate or severe responses.

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