What you probably know by now is that smoking is detrimental to your health. So, no matter if you are a passionate smoker or you only smoke from time to time, the tobacco affects your whole body. It has harmful consequences on your vision, cholesterol levels, teeth, skin, heart health and many more. Moreover, smoking damages your lungs because over time they become unable to filter toxins. Therefore, these harmful substances stay in your lungs and can cause many health complications. It is highly suggested that you stop smoking as soon as possible, but even if you so, once the lungs are damaged there’s little hope of their repair.
What you may not know is that there is a way to detox your lungs. You will need a combination of herbal and traditional remedies to achieve this. This process may take a while, but if you want a long and healthy life, it is worth trying, isn’t it?
Consume Raw Honey
Consuming raw honey can help in the detox process because honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Moreover, it contains nutrients which can repair the damaged tissue, prevent lung cancer and alleviate coughing. For this purpose, start your day with a tablespoon of raw honey. Alternatively, you may dissolve honey in water and drink it on an empty stomach.
Avoid Mucus Forming Food
There are several types of food which can promote the formation of mucus buildup. The accumulated mucus is the main reason behind the coughing. Therefore, you should completely avoid:
- Processed food
- Fast food
- Frozen food
- Dairy products
Additionally, there are several types of starchy vegetables and fruits which can cause mild mucus production. Thus, consume the following food in moderation:
Include Alkaline Foods and Chlorophyll to Your Diet
Smoking can accumulate acid pH in your body and therefore, it is of vital importance to compensate for this. To do so, you should consume alkaline foods, such as:
- Vegetables (root and leafy greens)
- Fruits (apples, bananas, lemons, berries and watermelons)
- Proteins (almonds and chestnuts)
- Spices (cinnamon and ginger)
Moreover, including chlorophyll in your daily regime will clean your blood vessels. Look for supplements that contain chlorophyll, such as spirulina, sprouted seeds and juiced wheatgrass.
Do Regular Exercise
Being in good physical shape is beneficial for the overall health. Smokers have damaged lungs’ sacs and it is important to breathe deeply and be physically active. Yoga and outdoor exercises are very effective. Practicing yoga will help you breathe from your diaphragm which will expand your lung capacity.
Get a Massage
With the massage you will learn to breathe properly, you will strengthen your immune system which will be able to fight bacteria and viruses and the lymph circulation will increase. Moreover, you will enjoy this treat while your whole body benefits from it.
Herbs are a great natural way to detox your lungs. So, you can alleviate the symptoms of coughs with a cayenne pepper. The peppermint can soothe your respiratory muscles, while eucalyptus has the ability to eliminate the mucus build up.
Try these methods, detox your lungs and body and breathe again!