Energizing Foods for People with COPD


1.COPD: Eat Right at Every Bite

Eating right may help boost your energy when you have COPD. If you’re losing a lot of weight, a few “comfort foods” may return to your diet. Breathing burns 10 times more calories when you have COPD. For people who are watching their weight, smaller portions of the nutrient-packed foods in this slide show will keep calories in check and provide the fuel your body needs to help you feel your best.


2.Eat More Often

If you find yourself getting fatigued while you eat, or you have trouble breathing because you get too full, try eating smaller meals more often. Four to six small meals during the day, instead of three large meals, will keep you from getting overly full. It also will require less energy to eat. That means you’ll be less fatigued and better able to get what you need from the food you eat. Also, relax and rest before you eat.