Tampa Bay Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Fresh Fruits Heal Damage

ULKASTUDIO/Shutterstock.com

Eating lots of fresh tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, helps heal damaged lungs of ex-smokers, reports Johns Hopkins University research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study, which followed more than 650 people between 2002 and 2012, also found that those that ate more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit daily experienced markedly less of the natural decline of lung function that typically occurs after age 30.


This article appears in the July 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Celebrate Yoga Month

Hurricane Rain and Flooding Remediation

Hurricane season is upon us and we need to be prepared. Preparing your home for a storm or a hurricane can lessen the potential damage to your property.

How are Relationships Like a Mirror?

Why are some people able to get a stronger reaction from you than others? These reactions may be positive or negative.

Letter From the Publisher

On the 23rd, the Autumnal Equinox returns, beginning a seasonal shift from sultry summer weather to drier, milder fall days ahead.

Dirt Houses Cancer-Protective Microbe

Soil contains bacteria that kills melanoma cancer cells, say Oregon State University researchers.

Add your comment: