The lungs are the main participants in the body’s gas exchange system. It is thanks to them that a person receives oxygen and is freed from carbon dioxide. According to its anatomical structure, the lungs are two independent halves. The right lung consists of 3 lobes, and the left of 2. The heart is located next to the left lung.
The lung tissue consists of lobules, each of which includes one of the branches of the bronchi. Then the bronchi are transformed into bronchioles, and then into alveoli. It is thanks to the alveoli that the gas exchange function takes place.
This is interesting:
- The respiratory surface of the lungs, due to its structure, is 75 times larger than the surface of the human body!
- The weight of the right lung is significantly greater than the left.
Healthy foods for the lungs
- Carrot. Contains beta-carotene, thanks to which the lung tissue is nourished and strengthened.
- Milk and fermented milk foods. They contain organic calcium, which is necessary for the normal functioning of the lung tissue.
- Rosehip and citrus fruits. They are rich in vitamin C, which is involved in protecting the lungs from pathogenic microorganisms.
- Broccoli. A good source of vegetable protein, which is used as a building material for lung tissue.
- Onion garlic. Also, like citrus fruits, they contain vitamin C, plus phytoncides that destroy bacteria.
- Beet. Improves the drainage properties of the bronchi and, as a result, enhances gas exchange.
- Olive oil. An irreplaceable source of polyunsaturated fats, due to which the normal functioning of the lung tissue occurs.
- Buckwheat, linden and coniferous honey. Thanks to the vitamins and microelements it contains, it tones up the bronchioles, improving the discharge of sputum.
- Hawthorn. Contains a large amount of beneficial organic acids that thin the mucus in the lungs, facilitating its further evacuation.
- Seaweed. Thanks to the iodine and polychondral component contained in it, it copes well with sputum discharge.
- Green leafy vegetables. The magnesium they contain is a good prevention of lung tissue overexcitation.
- A pineapple. The enzyme bromelain, which is contained in pineapple, successfully fights against such a dangerous microorganism for humans as tubercle bacillus.
So that breathing always remains light and relaxed, it is very important to follow certain rules developed by doctors. Normalization of the lungs, as well as the entire respiratory system, depends on the fulfillment of the following requirements:
- Compliance with the recommendations of the doctor.
Meals, if possible, should be fractional, with a sufficient amount of vitamins and healthy fats. In addition, you need to eat foods rich in organic calcium (cottage cheese, milk, kefir, etc.). Products must be natural!
Folk remedies for cleansing and restoring lung function
For the prevention and treatment of lung disease, there is a good recipe for this organ. It is called Kalmyk tea.
To prepare it, you need to take 0,5 liters of milk. Put it on fire. When the milk boils, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of black tea. Boil until the milk turns light cocoa.
Separately, in a 0,5 liter mug, add 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of baking soda, a little bit of butter and honey.
Then, filter the milk, which has acquired the color of cocoa, and pour it into a mug with the prepared composition. Stir and drink hot overnight.
Harmful foods for the lungs
- Sugar… Helps to slow down the healing process.
- Salt… Decreases the work of the bronchi, as a result of which phlegm is poorly released.
- Tea, cocoa, spices, fish and meat broths… Contains allergens that promote mucus production and cause swelling.