Eating avocados, spinach and olive oil could help build resistance to air pollution, say scientists.
They have found higher levels of vitamin E may help protect the lungs from particulates - tiny particles of harmful smog. These particles come from a variety of sources, including power plants, factories, trucks and cars and the burning of wood. They can travel deep into the lungs and have been associated with increased numbers of hospital admissions for heart attacks and strokes.
A new study from King’s College London and Nottingham University suggests higher blood levels of vitamin E may minimise the effects of exposure.
Vitamin E is important because it acts as an antioxidant to fight free radicals, the dangerous naturally occurring oxygen molecules blamed for various diseases. Because it protects cell membranes, vitamin E maintains healthy skin, eyes and strengthens the immune system, according to NHS Choices.
Source - Daily Mail