4 Ways Of Cleansing Your Lungs And 8 Lung-friendly Foods You Should Eat More

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Lungs are a pair of organs located in the chest cavity that is primarily responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide that takes place in the human body. They are responsible for adding oxygen to and removing carbon dioxide from the blood, in a process called respiration. In this process, incoming air known as oxygen enters the blood while carbon dioxide, the waste gas from metabolism leaves the blood. When the lungs see a drastic reduction in their ability to perform this role, it will, in turn, lead to a reduced ability to exchange gases.

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The human lungs are equipped with self-cleaning mechanisms, but sometimes, we may have to step in to further enhance this cleansing action of the lungs, especially because these days, it is becoming increasingly clear that the air we breathe is often contaminated, no thanks to the exhaust from cars and generators, and chemicals released into the atmosphere by industries. The implication is that many of these can be trapped in the air and then enter our lungs, which could cause minor or major damage to our lungs.7a682348066a4ef4b6b359f4914fbe5e?quality=uhq&resize=720

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This, then calls for taking certain steps to help the lungs work better and be better equipped to carry out their self-cleaning role. With that in mind, we would be looking at four (4) ways of cleansing your lungs, as well as types of foods that can help your liver to function even better. But first of all, let's first look at the four steps of cleansing the lungs below:

1. Spend more time outside 78296625654c4402a82a4b440090be0a?quality=uhq&resize=720

The lungs need a constant supply of fresh, unpolluted air as this would help to expand the tissues in the lungs, and enable them to function properly. A great way of doing this is to spend more time outside and avoiding anything that produces smoke. A great example is paying visitation to parks around your vicinity.

2. Get more aerobic exercise348ef9fa94ce45a29c94b2ea63732b66?quality=uhq&resize=720

Engaging in physical activities that increase the heart rate and the body's use of oxygen is another way of improving lung's capacity. Aerobic exercises include walking, running, swimming, boxing, tennis, football, cycling, etc.

3. Try breathing exercisesac24a032ace94c9aac7a15d43bbe79f5?quality=uhq&resize=720

Breathing exercises such as pursed-lip and belly breathing can also help improve lung function. This is especially useful for individuals who currently smoke, have smoked in the past, or who have lung damage from chronic lung disease.

4. Eating lung-friendly foods3164d9cd42b441edb2f07798ff239cab?quality=uhq&resize=720

Eating healthy, but lung-friendly foods can also go a long way in improving lung functions in people. With that in mind, let us briefly see eight (8) foods with known abilities of improving lung functions.

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2. Sardine03f8f15226914790870a7439aa8898ea?quality=uhq&resize=720

3. Eggs3a4d356e9e6046c588620a8c1230fb6a?quality=uhq&resize=720

4. Berries0f7f19d28f324d1f8a6e4791974c2748?quality=uhq&resize=720

5. Dark Chocolate891d175fae1f410db9b73826e10a9c1d?quality=uhq&resize=720

6. Turmeric2d4bfca0db8742c7b3db6f2eec4a3aab?quality=uhq&resize=720

7. Green Teadd2b345433c948609511d998b353c2ba?quality=uhq&resize=720

8. Broccoli1ffc2f63d8da432cb16fda3ee48aa14f?quality=uhq&resize=720

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