Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Smog Air Pollution in Pakistan

Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Smog Air Pollution in Pakistan

Necessary Precautions and Foods to Combat Smog Air Pollution in Pakistan. The pollution in air reached dangerous level and creating hazardous health issues.

The atmosphere in Lahore and in other cities is polluted with the smog blanket and the smog is to stay for more days in the city, said Pakistan Meteorologist Department.

The residents of Lahore and other cities of Pakistan are nowadays suffering from the dense cloudy blanket of smog. The smog in Lahore has reduced the visibility for travelers and has prompted several complaints of respiratory, eye allergies, and many other diseases.

As per the atmosphere of Lahore and Punjab in general… it’s not fog…. its SMOG…. very thick toxic blanket of pollutants that is threatening health. Even sometimes the smog becomes denser and people complain of feeling it inside their homes, burning eyes, and heavy breathing. Visibility on open areas and motorways has decreased. This condition creates serious breathing ailments and eye infections.

In countries elsewhere, this climatic condition calls for emergency closing down of schools, public places so people could come in contact with this danger as little as possible. The polluted air is causing eye burning, heavy breathing and respiratory problems.

As a request, please minimize going out for long and if possible wear masks to protect yourself and your children. Eyewash should be used frequently to clear eyes. You can also check the air quality on your smartphones by downloading the Apps to Check Air Quality Using Android and iOS Devices.

We would tell you some foods that are helpful in combating Smog air pollution. These foods contain the natural antioxidant and nutrients that can stimulate your body to deal with this present air pollution.

You need to take fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C. The use of vitamin C is very much essential in this current atmosphere condition because it contains antioxidants that help to remove toxins. The regular use of Vitamin C-oriented foods is necessary for maintaining the lung’s function.

The body also needs Vitamin E,  the Fat-soluble vitamin. The use of Vitamin E-rich foods helps to repair the damage to human body tissues.

  • Vitamin C Rich Fruit and Vegetables:

Oranges, Lemon, citrus fruit, guava, banana, grapes, berries, coriander leaves, parsley, cabbage, and turnip.

  • Vitamin E Rich Foods:

Fish, Olive Oil, Sunflower oil, Canola Oil, Almonds, and Nuts are the rich source of Vitamin E.

You need also to eat leafy green vegetables including cabbage, parsley, coriander leaves, fenugreek, Onion, peas Lettuce, spinach, and carrots to have Beta Carotene that converted into Vitamin A.  The use of Vitamin A is very essential for the body. It is an antioxidant that fights toxins.

  • Herbal Tea:

Furthermore, if you feel throat irritation and flue due to pollution herbal tea is the best option. you can add ginger, black pepper, basil leaves (tulsi), nutmeg, mint tea for relaxation.

Necessary precautions to combat air pollution:

For avoiding the densely polluted air you need to take some precautionary measures, minimize going out for long, and if possible wear masks to protect yourself and your children.

Use glasses when going out and wash your eyes frequently to avoid burning.

The government does its bit to improve the air quality and calls for emergency closing down of schools, public places so people could come in contact with this danger as little as possible.

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