by Michelle Simmons, Natural News:
It’s a known fact that smoking adversely affects the body, particularly the lungs. However, a study discovered a way to reverse the damage caused by smoking. In particular, a diet rich in fresh fruits, such as tomatoes and apples could repair lung tissue and slow the natural aging process of the lungs.
A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health evaluated the diet and lung function of over 650 adults in 2002 and conducted the same test to the group after 10 years. The individuals, who came from Germany, Norway, and the U.K., then answered a survey which measured their diets and overall nutritional intake. Moreover, they underwent a procedure called spirometry, which records how much oxygen the lungs can take.