Our lungs are the most ignored organ of our body. Daily, they are exposed to killer pollutants and microbes that get deposited from the air you inhale.
In the case of smokers, their healthy pink lungs turn black with the deposition of tar in their lungs. Regular detoxification of lungs will help in smooth functioning and help in expulsion of toxins.
Take a look at 10 ways you can cleanse your lungs naturally.
1. Discard dairy
Get rid of all the dairy products, this will help your body exclude the toxins during the cleanse.
2. Bring on the green tea!
Drink a cup of your favourite herbal green tea before bed to release toxins in the intestine that can lead to constipation. Refrain from overloading your lungs with tedious work during this purification process.
3. Lemons rule
In a tall glass of warm water, add a quarter cup of lemon juice and drink it before breakfast. You can also opt for a glass of pineapple or cranberry juice instead of lemon juice.
4. Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juiceDrink 300ml of grapefruit juice. If you do not like the taste, you can replace it with pineapple juice. These juices contain natural antioxidants that improve the breathing system.
5. Potassium Rich Drinks
For lunch, indulge in potassium rich drinks to clean your lungs. Cantaloupe, oranges, chikoo, banana, sweet potato, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, apricots, figs, dates and berries are all rich in potassium.
Potassium acts as a tonic for cleaning. Before going to bed make 400ml of cranberry juice. It will help in the fight against bacteria in the lungs that can cause infections.
Ginger helps in unclogging the respiratory tract and eliminates toxins from the lungs. The best way to consume ginger is by eating it raw, or having ginger tea. You can also indulge in a ginger powder bath for about half an hour. This will promote sweating and result in exclusion of toxins from the body.
Oregano is rich in natural decongestants and histamine reducers that aid in smooth nasal airflow and better functioning of the respiratory tract. Simply sprinkle oregano to your food or drinks and drink it daily to purify your lungs naturally.
8. Take a Hot shower
A warm bath of 20 minutes each day will allow the body through sweating to lose more toxins.
The expectorant compound found in eucalyptus helps in soothing sore throat, congestion and sinus problems.
Put 5 to 10 drops of eucalyptus in a bowl of boiling water. Stand over the dish and place a clean towel over your head. Inhale the steam until it cools.
10. Never Stop Exercising
Exercising is a great way to keep your lungs healthy. Deep breathing exercises help strengthen your lungs, so make sure to do breathing exercises regularly. If you don’t know any types of breathing exercises you can follow this one:
-Stand up, keep your arms at your sides, keep your feet a little apart, and relax.
-Take several deep breaths, breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth until you can’t exhale anymore.
-Make you Diaphragm let out all of the air from your lungs by heavily gasping. Make sure to exhale through your mouth a few times until there isn’t any air left in your lungs.
-Inhale through your nose and let the fresh air into your empty lungs.
-Take a deep breath in and make sure to fully fill up your lungs with air. Hold your breath for 5 seconds, counting slowly. Every cell in your body should be filled with oxygen at this point.
-Exhale one last time through your mouth until there’s no more air left.
You can repeat steps 4-6 as many times as you want. This is a great way to help keep your lungs strong!
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