Apples and tomatoes are good news for ex-smokers

You’ve worked hard at living a healthier lifestyle, but your past actions may be holding you back. For example, if you have smoked it could be that you have a certain degree of lung damage. A study published in the European Respiratory Journal offers good news for such a situation. The researchers found that adults who typically ate more than two tomatoes or three portions of fresh fruit, especially apples, a day had a slower decline in lung function compared to those who ate less. This suggests that certain compounds, likely antioxidants, might help restore lung damage caused by smoking. So, be sure to include these important foods into your daily eating routine!

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