Eating tomatoes, apples may restore lung damage in smokers

A diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, a study suggests. The study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US found that the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits. The researchers found that adults who on average ate more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit a day had a slower decline in lung function compared to those who ate less than one tomato or less than one portion of fruit a day, respectively.