Nourish Your Lungs With These Foods

Pears are good for the lungs. (Image: via Pixnio)

In the face of Wuhan pneumonia, it is essential for you to nourish your lungs. The following are eight types of nourishing food you can eat to help maintain healthy lungs.

These foods can help nourish your lungs


Pears help nourish your lungs. They have a hydrating effect and are easy to digest. Pear juice is used to clear and nourish the lungs. The best way to eat it is to make a soup or juice and add rock sugar; eat the pear flesh and drink the soup.

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Yams are a good source of vitamin C for fighting infections and maintaining healthy immune function. The best way to eat it is to make yam porridge or stir-fry it. They are not suitable to be eaten with other foods.

Yams are a good source of vitamin C. (Image: maxpixel / CC0 1.0)
Yams are a good source of vitamin C. (Image: Via Max Pixel)

Lily fungus

White color foods nourish the lungs. Lily fungus is a white color food. The best way to eat it is to stir-fry it and eat it plain, without adding too many seasonings.


Tremella is one of the lung nourishing foods recommended by traditional Chinese medicine.  The best way to eat it is to make it into a soup and add wolfberry and red dates, which can make it more effective. Remember to add white sugar.

Sugar cane juice

Sugar cane juice is sweet and mild. It has the power to reduce fevers. It is refreshing and nourishing. It can help the spleen, neutralize phlegm, relieve and cure a cough, relieve dryness in the mouth and tongue, supplement your saliva, ease constipation, and quench thirst.

Persimmons can nourish your lungs, relieve cough and clear away heat.
Persimmons can nourish the lungs, relieve a cough, and clear away heat. (Image: Billy Shyu via Nspirement)


Persimmons can nourish the lungs, relieve a cough, clear away heat, has a hydrating effect, and helps to clear phlegm. Fresh raw persimmons can also relieve mouth dryness and ulcers.


Pomegranates have the effect of quenching your thirst. Those with insufficient fluid and a dry mouth and throat can drink pomegranate juice or steamed pomegranate, which can also nourish the lungs, relieve coughs, clear heat, and detoxify.

White radish

White radish can help to clear the lungs, so eating white radish regularly has this effect on the function of the lungs.

Translated by Chua BC and edited by Michael Segarty

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