Pneumonia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition For Pneumonia Treatment

Foods to be taken
  • Drink plenty of pure filtered water
  • Plenty of fresh organic vegetables especially romaine lettuce, carrots, beets, onions, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber, radishes, Jerusalem artichokes, beans (except soy and green peas)
  • Veggie soups, miso soup, preferably soaked nuts and seeds, organic, free-range meats, poultry, and fish.
  • Small quantities of fresh sweet fruits – limit your selection to plums and pears, all berries, including Goji berries, and other less sweet exotic fruits
  • Non-sweet fruits such as avocado, pepper, tomato and cucumbers
  • Garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, chili peppers, and onions should be eaten regularly, due to their powerful health benefits for the lungs and overall respiratory system.
Foods to be avoided
  • Avoid eating foods that you are allergic or sensitive to
  • All sugar and sugar products, including an excess of sweet fruits
  • Soft drinks and commercially processed foods
  • All foods containing artificial ingredients, such as additives, colorings, flavorings, and preservatives.
  • Milk and dairy products, as they contribute greatly to mucus in the body
  • Coffee and all other caffeinated products.

Yoga and Exercise for Pneumonia Treatment

Exercise increases your respiration and will be difficult to exercise until the lungs heal and hence breathing exercises greatly benefit people with pneumonia YOGA

Home Remedies

  • Avoid smoking as it damages lungs which can make the infection more worse
  • Take a couple of deep breaths two or three times every hour. Deep breaths will help open up your lungs.
  • Lie with your head lower than your chest. This can help bring up mucus from the lungs.
  • Breathing warm, moist air helps loosen the sticky mucus for this fill a humidifier with warm water and breathe in the warm mist
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