This is one of those articles that will most likely save your life. There are so many people that smoke, and with that there is a scary and alarming rate of people dying from lung cancer. It was discovered that 1 in 10 people die from lung cancer every year, and if we are not careful, that number can become worse. But luckily, as research goes on, there are better ways to live as healthy as possible. Smokers and ex-smokers alike have begun to become extremely worried about the state of their lungs and have caught on the trend of eating certain foods that actually change the PH levels in their bodies towards alkaline which is a fantastic way to cleanse the body of many terrible things, for optimal health benefits. So read on to discover the best foods to eat to help cleanse your lungs of all the tar and impurities.
Here is one amazing citrus fruit that has many health benefits. For many the taste might be a little strong, but once you get used to it, it actually becomes quite a refreshing fruit. So to help cleanse those lungs and reduce the risk of cancer, eat a minimum of 1 grape fruit a week, but it is best to eat at least four for maximum results.
2. Brazil Nuts
Besides all the benefits eating any kind of nuts give you such as natural oils and fats that actually maintain a good health over all, Brazil Nuts in particular actually contain selenium and Vitamin E which is great for your endeavour to reduce the risk of lung cancer.
Onions are quite important in cooking in general. But besides the fact that they bring tears to your eyes, or flavour to your foo, they are rich in antioxidants which clean out all toxins in your body, especially the toxins that are in your lungs from smoking.
I am sure everyone has been told over and over or even read over and over that you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day, during the entire day. Considering our bodies are made up of mostly water, keeping hydrated puts less stress on each and every facet of your body which keeps everything functioning without any strain, especially your lungs.
5. Carrot Juice
It may seem like an out of this world thing to think of drinking carrots, but it is a great way to help your body to alkalize your blood. So as a snack after breakfast, have a nice ice cold glass of carrot juice.
This root is jam packed with some awesome health benefits. It also contains antioxidants that clean out your lungs and body of any toxins, but when you smoke your body tends to create extra mucous, and dairy products also, so eating ginger actually counter acts the mucus that could essentially lead to getting sick.
7. Herbal Tea
We all know that drinking herbal tea is extremely good for you. But unfortunately many people feel it isn’t for them. Get out of that mentality and take care of your body. Herbal tea helps with your digestion and it stimulates your intestines to get all those toxins out so you can feel better and less bloated.
8. Cranberry Juice
When we smoke, so many toxins enter our body, that is why it is important to have so many antioxidants. And if we don’t have antioxidants, then getting sick becomes easier. And a fantastic way to fight sickness, is to drink a glass of cranberry juice which fights all kinds of bacteria in your body, especially your lungs to avoid all kinds of infections.
9. Pineapple Juice
Another great thing to drink, is pineapple juice. Just drink about 300ml of squeezed pineapple juice to make full use of its natural antioxidants that are particularly great for your breathing system.
10. Warm Lemon Water
While your breakfast is still busy cooking, or just before you have anything to eat, just squeeze two lemons into a glass of warm water. This is also full of antioxidants which clean out your body and maintain your overall health.