The Pollution Diet: How to Reduce the Health Effects of Air Pollution?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:45

The pollution level in our country is rising tremendously and officials warned the young, elderly and people with respiratory illnesses to stay indoors.

The air we breathe contains a number of harmful pollutants and while wearing marks and taking measures to avoid harmful air, one should also be careful about the diet around this time.

The good news is that based on the scientific researches, there are links between our diet and the levels of protection against air pollution, so we can make simple changes to our diet to safeguard ourselves from damage.

“Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants so it should be top of your list if you’re looking to combat the effects of pollution. The body cannot produce or store this vital vitamin, so it’s important that you include it in your diet daily,” ES. reports.

“The fat soluble vitamin E provides the first line of defense against injury to human tissues. Our body consumes vitamin E from plant based cooking oils like sunflower, safflower and rice bran oil. Other rich sources are almonds, sunflower seeds, and nuts. If you are non-vegetarian, include salmon, roe and eel for vitamin E content.

“With an important role in controlling inflammation, Beta Carotene converts to vitamin A in our body. To have it, depend on food items like Leafy vegetables, coriander,lettuce and spinach. Other great sources are radish leaves and carrots.”

“Having Omega -3 Fats in the body helps in protecting the body against the detrimental effects of air pollution. The rich sources of Omega-3 Fats ate fishes. However, for vegetarians, you can try nuts, seeds like walnuts, chia seeds and flax seeds. You can also add Methi seeds, mustard seeds and green leafy vegetables.”

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