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Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Air Pollution

Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Air Pollution


Sumera Saeed | November 2, 2016 | category: Health and Beauty

Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Air Pollution. The pollution in air reached dangerous level and creating hazardous health issues. The atmosphere in Lahore and adjoining cities is polluted with the smog blanket and the smog is to stay for more days in the city, said Pakistan Meteorologist Department. The polluted air in Lahore is causing eye burning, heavy breathing and respiratory problems.

We would tell you some foods that are helpful in combating the air pollution. These foods contain the natural antioxidant and nutrients that can stimulate your body to deal with this present air pollution.

You need to take fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C. The use of vitamin C is very much essential in this current atmosphere condition because it contains antioxidants that helps to remove toxins. The regular use of Vitamin C oriented foods is necessary for maintain the lungs function. The body also needs Vitamin E,  the Fat soluble vitamin. The use of Vitamin E rich foods helps to repair the damage human body tissues.

Vitamin C Rich Fruit and Vegetables:

Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Air Pollution

Oranges, Lemon, citrus fruit, guava, banana, grapes, berries, coriander leaves, parsley, cabbage and turnip.

Vitamin E Rich Foods:

Fish, Olive Oil, Sunflower oil, Canola Oil, Almonds and Nuts are the rich source of Vitamin E.

You need also to eat leafy green vegetables including the cabbage, parsley, coriander leaves, fenugreek, Onion, peas Lettuce, spinach and carrots to have Beta Carotene that converted into Vitamin A.  The use of Vitamin A is very essential for the body. It is an antioxidant that fights toxins.

Herbal Tea:

Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Air Pollution

Furthermore, if you feel throat irritation and flue due to pollution Ginger, black pepper, basil leaves (tulsi), nutmeg, mint tea for relaxation.

Necessary Precautions:

For avoiding the dense polluted air you need to take some precautionary measures, minimize going out for long and if possible wear masks to protect yourself and your children.

Use glasses when going out and wash eyes frequently to avoid burning.

The government does its bit to improve the air quality and calls for emergency closing down of schools, public places so people could come in contact of this danger as less as possible.

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