Nutrition Recommendations

Nutrition Recommendations services offered in Baltimore, MD

Nutrition Recommendations

Nutrition recommendations improve your overall health and reduce symptoms of chronic lung disease. At PRO Mizizi-Group in Baltimore, Maryland, Daniel Young, RRT, offers personalized nutrition recommendations for general wellness and pulmonary rehabilitation purposes. Call PRO Mizizi-Group or schedule a telehealth appointment online to improve your nutrition today.

Why are nutrition recommendations important for treating chronic lung disease?

Chronic lung diseases, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, impact your ability to breathe. But how does that relate to the foods you eat? 

Your metabolism, or your body’s ability to convert food into energy, relies on the oxygen you inhale when you breathe. Your body converts oxygen and food into energy and carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. 

Chronic lung disease limits the amount of oxygen your lungs take in, so you expend more energy when you breathe. As a result, your muscles require up to 10 times more calories to function than someone without chronic lung disease. 

Eating certain foods helps you breathe more easily and gain more energy when you have COPD. PRO-Mizizi Group can help train you to eat a more lung-friendly diet. 

What are alkaline nutrition recommendations?

An alkaline diet is frequently recommended for people living with chronic lung diseases like asthma, COPD, and emphysema. An alkaline diet helps your body maintain a healthy pH balance, which improves your overall health, including your lung function. 

Alkaline foods are the opposite of acidic foods. An alkaline diet can include whole foods like:

  • Leafy greens
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Melons
  • Berries
  • Herbal teas
  • Yogurt
  • Fermented foods
  • Herbs and spices

Centering alkalizing foods in your diet has many benefits that directly relate to improved lung function and reduced symptoms of lung diseases. 

What are the benefits of alkaline nutrition recommendations?

Your provider at PRO-Mizizi group informs you of the many evidence-based benefits of improving your nutrition for better lung health. A nutritious and balanced diet results in numerous improvements in your lung function and overall health, including:

  • Reduced lung inflammation
  • Increased antioxidants to protect your body from free-radicals, which cause aging
  • Improved detoxification
  • Improved oxygen utilization

Overall, a nutritious alkaline diet can improve your breathing and reduce your symptoms. In addition to prioritizing alkalizing foods in your diet, your pulmonary rehabilitation specialist might also suggest reducing the number of carbohydrates. 

To further explore the connections between healthy nutrition recommendations and pulmonary rehabilitation, call PRO Mizizi-Group or schedule a telehealth appointment online today.