Adults who eat an average of more than two tomatoes a day experienced a decrease in lung function are slower than those who ate less than one tomato a day. Results of a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found, decreased lung function are slower to occur in adults, especially in former smokers.
The decline in lung function that is poorly linked to the risk of death, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease and lung cancer. This condition looks after participants ate tomatoes.
These findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal in December 2017.
“This study shows, packed more than two tomatoes a day help improve lung damage in people who have quit smoking. It also suggests, diet rich in berries can slow the natural aging process of the lungs. A positive effect also applies to you who are not smokers, “said Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, Assistant Professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health, quoted from Medical Xpress.
For this study, the research team assesses the effects of eating the tomatoes against the lungs more than 650 adults in 2002. Tests of pulmonary function in the matter the same participants examined again 10 years later.
Participants who took part came from the three European countries, namely Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Not only observed from eating tomatoes only. The participants also underwent spirometri, a procedure that measures lung capacity in taking oxygen.
Fix lung damage
Former smokers who consumed tomatoes have decreased the lung function about 80 ml more slowly over a period of 10 years. This suggests, the nutrients in tomatoes help to repair the damage caused by smoking.
“Lung function started to decline at the age of about 30 years, depending on the health of the individual,” explains Garcia-Larsen.
On the other hand, the study also presents, consumption of more of other fresh fruit regularly may help reduce lung function decrease as you get older.