Ministry of Health Community Nutrition Improvement Bureau Guidelines for Patients with Respiratory Diseases:
Daily intake of carbohydrate in two simple and complex forms, including rice, wholegrain breads, such as, barley and Sangak bread, wholegrain macaroni, noodles, breakfast cereals, vegetables and fruits.
-Consuming high protein sources at least two units a day, including all kinds of meat, such as, red meat, poultry, fish and chicken, whole grains, such as, beans, mungs, beans, lentils, chickpeas, eggs, pasteurized dairy products, such as, cheese, milk, yogurt , Curd, and buttermilk and all kinds of nuts without salt.
-Using edible oils and fat on a daily basis to provide some of the required daily energy and to supply some essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins.
-Drinking the right amount of water makes the discharge in the airways thinner, and easier to move and drain.
-Eating six to four small, low-volume meals a day instead of consuming two to three bulky meals is recommended to allow the diaphragm to move freely up and down.
Restricting the consumption of foods containing high amounts of sodium, including canned foods, pickles and processed foods, such as, sausages and fast foods.