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6 Foods To Help Fight The Negative Effects Of Pollution. Have You Added To Your Meal Plan Yet?

Open any newspaper and there is news and then some more news about the terrible pollution that has made Delhi a gas chamber. While every single person living in the Delhi-NCR region is suffering due to the terrible air pollution, its the children, old people and people with breathing conditions who are at high risk.

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The poisonous particles that are suspended in the air have made the air quality toxic. Schools have been shut down, warnings have been issued to stop outdoor activities and now there is the Odd-Even transport system being implemented.

While these are measures that the Government has announced, as parents we have to find ways to protect our family and keep their immunity levels up. There are certain foods that are recommended to help reverse the negative effects of air toxicity on our lungs.

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Broccoli

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This green vegetable is a necessary addition to your family's diet. It has been proven that those who include broccoli in their daily diet excrete toxins which are associated with air pollution. Eat it steamed as a stir-fry or make broccoli soup - whatever works for the family.

Omega 3 Rich Food

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Omega-3 fatty acids are capable of reducing allergic reactions and soothe inflammation. Eat Omega-3 rich foods like walnuts, flaxseeds, salmon, mackerel and oils such as mustard, canola and flaxseed. Omega 3 helps prevent inflammation in the body which is just what we need at this time.  Try this chia seed pudding that the family is sure to love.

Jaggery

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Jaggery or gur is just what our ancestors recommended. Consuming a small piece of gur every day is known to help fight carbon pollution. At a lot of mining places, miners are given gur at the end of their shift to help reverse the effects of the toxins they inhale at work. If your family doesn't like eating gur raw, you can make these very tasty and healthy til gur laddo.

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Citrus Food

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Eat citrus fruits like oranges, guava, kiwi, grapefruit, lemons since these are rich in Vitamin C. This water-soluble vitamin is an extremely powerful antioxidant that we should include in our daily diet. Intake of Vitamin C is crucial to reduce the harmful effects of smog, inflammation and allergic reactions.

Leafy Green Vegetables

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Vegetables like methi (fenugreek), spinach, chauli ka saag (amaranth) are the richest sources of beta-carotene. This is a very important micronutrient that our body needs to fight inflammation and protect our health.

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Tomatoes

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Your diet should also eat plenty of fresh tomatoes since they are loaded with lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against respiratory conditions. Slice up some tomatoes, give it a squeeze of lime and eat up. Tomatoes are excellent for your lungs.

Drink a lot of water and other fluids like green tea to flush out the toxins from your body. Add spices and herbs like turmeric, ginger, tulsi, black pepper is sufficient quantities to your food so that they have a cumulative effect on your family's respiratory health.

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