Eating tomatoes and apples may fix the harm of smoking



Eating tomatoes and apples may fix the harm of smoking

Are you a smoker and tried to quit smoking and did not succeed? If you have to eat apples and tomatoes for this reason.

The results of a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal revealed that eating three apples a day helps slow the aging process of the lungs and also contributes to repairing the damage caused to them as a result of smoking.

The researchers noted that they found the same results when eating two tomatoes a day as well.

The researchers emphasized that these results are true if you eat apples or tomatoes in their fresh form, not the canned ones.

The researchers reported that they found that the decline in lung function during the ten years in smokers was less if the inclusion of apples and tomatoes in the daily diet.

These results would be the first step in developing a drug that helps smokers protect their lungs from various diseases.

Eating apples and tomatoes would also repair the damage done to the lungs of ex-smokers, and slow down the aging process of the lungs due to age, even if you were not a smoker.

To reach these results, the researchers targeted more than 650 adults in their study, and they were subjected to lung tests, to be repeated after ten years as well.

The researchers found the following:

  • A diet that contains tomatoes and fruits such as apples can reduce the aging of the lungs.
  • The decline in lung function in former smokers decreased during the ten years as a result of eating tomatoes and apples.
  • Eating tomatoes and apples repaired some of the damage to the lungs caused by current smoking.

The researchers stressed that these results indicate the importance of eating fruits and vegetables daily to maintain good health.