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Detoxify Your Lungs Using These 6 Simple Strategies

Lungs are one of the most important organs in the body and their maintenance can be easy once you know the right steps to follow. Below are 6 strategic steps you could follow to detoxify the lungs naturally

1. Breathing Exercises

Intentional deep breathing can keep the lungs free of toxins because it increases blood flow to the lungs, which involves holding the breath and releasing it in a single, long, strong exhalation. In addition to breathing exercises, physical movements can help open the lungs, stimulating an increase in heart rate and oxygen deprived muscles. During an intense exercise, your lungs will develop an increased ability to filter pure oxygen for the muscles.

2. Lemon, Ginger and Peppermint

Lemon water is one of the most common cleansers, detoxifying the body by acting as a diuretic with antioxidants as well. Lemon at the first hour in the morning for a cleansing whip at the start of your day. Ginger and peppermint act the same way by decongesting the airways and removing toxins from the lungs. Peppermint tea and ginger before bedtime will do the trick. Otherwise, opt for chewing 3 to 5 peppermint leaves to fight off lung infections.

3. Take A Hot Shower with Eucalyptus

Inhaling hot steam in your shower everyday can help rid of your lungs of toxins. Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic and antioxidant that can help eliminate the risk of cough and cold and strengthen the respiratory system. Hanging a bouquet of eucalyptus in your shower room can help calm a sore throat, reduce congestion or clogged sinuses.

4. Water

Drinking water is good for almost every aspect of health, including improving lung health. You can not go wrong by drinking water regularly. Drinking a maximum of 8 to 10 glasses a day will keep you hydrated and your lung will work better to aerate your blood. keeping your lungs hydrated can help eliminate mucus and fight off bacterial infections.

5. Avoid Foods That Produces Sugars

Foods such as dairy products, meats, soy and wheat can cause mucus build up in the lungs because they are more difficult to digest. Instead, focus on foods high in fiber and antioxidants to cleanse your body and help it digest your food.

6. Stop Smoking

Cigarettes contain tar that is a carcinogen, which can contaminate the lungs, and contribute to increased colds, cough and wheezing. Lung cancer death rissing should be motivating you enough to encourage you stop smoking and be kind to your lungs.

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