15 COPD Healthy Eating Tips

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Catch your breath

If you have trouble breathing, daily activities—even eating a meal—can be a challenge.

Healthy eating is particularly important if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a common lung condition that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. About 24 million people in the U.S. have COPD.

People with COPD often lose weight and become malnourished because "they burn a lot of calories," says Norman H. Edelman, MD, the chief medical officer for the American Lung Association. "[COPD] is a hypermetabolic state."

Follow these 15 healthy eating tips for people with COPD.

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