Tag: nutrition and COPD

  Peter Kendall, a reader of our blog who hails from Australia, posted a comment to our post, “Nutrition and COPD: 5 Types of Food to Avoid,” asking what are the key nutrients for COPD? We thought it a very good question, and turned it over to board member Mary Burns, RN, BS, who wrote this response: Unfortunately there is no specific diet for preventing or improving pulmonary disease that I have ever heard of. The basic Mediterranea
We write frequently in this blog about ways you can improve your quality of life as you deal with COPD, and today we’re going to talk about nutrition as one area you can improve in order to lead a healthier, stronger life. Here are 8 eating and drinking practices you can work on adopting. In future articles, we’ll share more tips in other areas of your life that will help you deal with your COPD. 1) Junk Food and Snacks We all know that hig
Last week we talked about foods that COPD sufferers should avoid because either they don’t contribute good nutritional value to the diet, or they actually can contribute to a worsening of COPD symptoms. This week we’re talking about the good stuff; nutrients to make sure you consume on a regular basis. The better your diet and the more balanced and valuable your nutrition, the better you will fare as you live with COPD. Here are the nutrien
You’ve no doubt heard of nutrition as a factor in improving energy levels, healing, strength, and joint health, but did you know that nutrition may be a factor in how well you cope with COPD? People with COPD come in a variety of body sizes. Like many Americans, many people with COPD are overweight. This adds to the effort (and shortness of breath) associated with activity…and keeping active is very important. On the other hand, as COPD prog