Last few days in terms of air quality has been bad and schools were compelled to shut down as we were unable to give fresh air to breathe to our children. Due to rising air pollution, a lot of festivities were cancelled. The high content of PM2.5, the nanoparticles are so small that the natural filters cannot stop them from entering our body. Therefore, travelling to vital organs like the brain, lungs and heart. It is toxic and also carcinogenic, labelled as new tobacco by WHO 2018.
Sharing some natural remedies to toxify your lungs and improve your lung’s health besides using masks, inhalers, air purifiers and concoctions.
First and foremost, fixing your diet, go for a balanced diet, adding a variety of colour to your meals is one way to do it, which is rich in antioxidants and full of vitamins and minerals which will also improve one’s immunity
Another important thing is fragrance-free products and avoids aerosol sprays which somehow increase irritability in the air passage.
To clear the lungs of mucus, one can adapt techniques which will relieve chest congestion and other symptoms of cold and cough.
Steam therapy, which helps in getting rid of mucus as the moist warm air improve breathing and gives relief. These methods may help open airways, reduce inflammations, and improve lung’s health. Therefore, reducing the damage caused by the effects of air pollution and smoke.
Proper exercise along with breathing exercise improves blood circulation and breathing rate, increases the supply of oxygen to the muscles and expelling carbon dioxide from the lungs.
Foods like green tea with ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves also help in cleansing the lungs and remove toxins. Some of the anti-inflammatory foods which can be included in the diet regularly are:
· Grapes and Berries (cherries, cranberry, blueberries, strawberries)
· Turmeric, cinnamon and other spices
· Ginger and garlic
· Green leafy vegetables including spinach, kale etc.
· Olives, avocado, coconut
· Walnuts, almonds, pistachio, pine nuts
· Seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, chia and flaxseeds
· Beans and lentils
· Other vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower
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