Our Lab Director Mallory Garrison Shares with us what Foods can Worsen your COPD... Were you aware that food you may consume everyday can actually worsen your COPD? Foods such as milk, salt, tomato sauce and carbonated drinks are to name a few. These are foods that some people consume on a daily basis. Milk has a breakdown product called casomorphin that can cause an increase of mucous production.
Salt can cause you to retain water in your abdomen which can make it difficult for you to breathe. Tomato sauce can cause acid reflux which can be extremely uncomfortable for someone suffering with COPD. Lastly carbonated drinks cause a gassy stomach which will cause discomfort in your breathing. Drinking lots of water and having a low calorie diet can help control your COPD.
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