- Most people are surprised to learn that the food they eat may affect their breathing. Avoid lung disease and lung infections by eating a healthy diet. The main thing is to consume a diet rich in essential nutrients. This is vital for the lungs to do their job of taking in oxygen and getting rid of carbon dioxide.
For some people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, eating a diet with fewer carbohydrates and more fat helps them breathe easier. The Nutrient Shake is low in carbohydrate (11 grams; 4% of the daily need) and moderate in fat (12 grams; 18% of the daily need), making it perfect for those worried about their lung function.
In addition, limit sugar intake and get adequate fiber of about 20-30 grams each day. At least two times each day, consume high quality protein. Limit saturated and trans fats and increase your intake of healthy fats. Get adequate vitamins and minerals and limit sodium intake.
The Nutrient has an Excellent Source of Protein and all Vitamins and Minerals, with no added sugar and no trans fats. It has 6 grams of fiber (24% of the daily need). Some people with lung problems do better with small meals, which lets the lungs fill with air and empty out more easily (http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/living-with-copd/nutrition.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/ ). The Nutrient Shake is a small meal and ideal for someone with lung issues.