Contrary to popular belief, not only smokers (active or passive) should cleanse their lungs.
This organ, one of the most important in the human body, can be affected by toxic substances, city smoke, environmental contamination, the type of work we do or lack of physical activity, for example.
That’s why we advise following a diet to detoxify the lungs , managing to eliminate all those harmful toxins. Learn more below.
Why is it necessary to clean the lungs?
There are many texts related to cleaning the blood, skin and hair or even the intestine, but almost none about detoxifying the lungs… and it is they that every day receive and accumulate different toxic gases that can cause us many diseases.
This cleansing routine is not only suitable for smokers or those who have just quit the habit; that is, it is also suitable for everyone who wants to enjoy better health.
Therefore, if you usually have diseases related to the respiratory system or feel short of breath (which can also happen due to not exercising), if you live or work with someone who smokes a lot or has to cross a city full of cars and buses to get to work, this detox diet will definitely help you!
Similarly, it is also necessary to avoid situations that could contaminate the lungs. If you can’t live in the countryside, you can definitely try to spend more time outdoors or surrounded by trees and nature on weekends, for example.
Diet to Detoxify Your Lungs
This routine should be performed for three consecutive days and if possible when you are on vacation, as in these 72 hours you will have to:
- Avoid going to places where you can get contaminated (as indicated above);
- Avoid people who smoke;
- Eat light meals, especially fruit and vegetable salads;
- Avoid eating red or white meat;
- Eliminate dairy intake, as they cause allergies or intolerance and cause respiratory problems in many people;
- Avoid caffeine, soft drinks, refined sugar and industrial juices;
- Drink water (2 liters a day), non-fat vegetable soups and herbal teas;
- Include in meals soups, juices and antimicrobial herbs, such as rosemary, thyme and oregano.
All of these actions will help to release the clumped toxins in the intestine that may be causing constipation.
It is good to know that during purification, the lungs cannot be overloaded with difficult tasks that require a lot of effort, be it working, cleaning, carrying objects, playing sports, etc.
That’s why it’s recommended to do this on vacation or on long weekends to stay at home and relax.
Juices to detoxify the lungs
Before breakfast, consume a good amount of vitamin C, which will boost immunity and thus improve lung health.
So, squeeze two lemons and add a glass of water. If you don’t like lemons, substitute tangerine. Remember that for sweetening, only natural options such as stevia or brown sugar are allowed or, if possible, drink naturally, without sweetening.
In the morning
You will need a lot of potassium, a mineral that cleans the body, prevents cramps and, at the same time, regulates the fluid in our body as it is distributed among all the organs.
So, drink a glass or two of a vitamin rich in potassium. A good recipe might be:
- 1 banana
- Half a cup of cherry or plum pulp
- half a cup of strawberries
- half a cup of papaya
- Two glasses of rice or almond milk
- three dates
For the lunch
In addition to consuming a lot of raw salads, don’t forget about carotenoids, which improve the condition of the mucous membranes of lung tissue and protect the cells of these organs.
That’s because a study by Joseph Levy in partnership with other researchers found that lycopene, a carotenoid substance, inhibits the growth of human endometrial, breast and lung cancer cells.
The foods with the most amount of this nutrient are carrots, tomatoes, beets, oranges, red peppers, melon, mango, tomatoes and peaches.
So you can mix 300ml of carrot juice, a green or red apple and some parsley. That way you’ll get a lot of vitamin A and carotenoids that alkalize your blood.
before going to sleep
Two hours after dinner, you need to drink two glasses of blueberry juice. This fruit has many properties, among them it is easy to destroy bacteria in the lungs and prevent infections.
Lastly, you should follow a routine of body care or cleansing and good habits:
- Therefore, take a 20-minute steam bath to remove toxins from your body through sweating. Add 10 drops of eucalyptus essence to water or a towel to cover yourself when you get out of the bath.
- Step outside to an outdoor space, such as a park with lots of trees and plants, if possible away from the center.