Maintaining a healthy diet is important for everyone, and COPD patients are no exception. In fact, nutrition is critical to staying healthy with COPD because the muscles used in breathing may require 10 times more calories than those of a person without COPD.
COPD patients need to make sure they're consuming enough calories while keeping other dietary components, like fat and sodium, in check. Reading the Nutrition Facts label on your groceries is essential, but many find them difficult to understand.
Download our free guide, Understanding Nutrition Facts Labels to Maintain a Healthy Diet with COPD, to better understand Nutrition Fact label categories such as: