Air pollutions levels have reached a severe level, especially in the metropolitan cities in India. Doctors are recommending people who jog and exercise outdoors to be extra cautious as the air they breathe can be quite damaging. Smog, dust and other harmful pollutants first affect your lungs leading to a lot of lung-related health conditions. However, certain potent vitamins in foods can combat the effects of pollution, want to know what they are? Read on ...

Tomatoes
 

Tomatoes

Brimming with lycopene, beta-carotene and vitamin C, tomatoes reduce airway inflammation and prevent the risk of asthma and other respiratory issues. It also slows down lunch aging and keeps free radical levels in check.

Turmeric
 

Turmeric

Your body needs antioxidants to fights the toxic effects of pollutants. Turmeric has been used as an effective antioxidant for thousands of years. A mixture of turmeric and ghee eases cough and asthma and flushes out toxins from the liver, thereby preventing several lunch and liver relation health conditions.

Vitamin C
 

Vitamin C

Fruits that are rich in vitamin C such as oranges, kiwi, guava, lemon and grapefruits reduce the harmful effects of pollutants on the lungs. Consuming a minimum of 40mg of vitamin C every day is essential to diminish the effects of air pollution on your body.

Spinach
 

Spinach

Boost your immunity system by including a serving of spinach in your diet. Enriched with beta-carotene, chlorophyll, magnesium and other essential nutrients spinach provides the immunity system with everything it requires to combat the effects of fog. They also remove any strain caused by smog in the lungs.

Green tea
 

Green tea

Brimming with health benefits, weight loss is not the only benefit green tea has to offer. This antioxidant rich tea helps get rid of toxins in the body. Consuming two cups is recommended daily.