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Smokers should read this: these 4 ingredients can clean the lungs of nicotine and tar

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It is well known, the cigarette is dangerous for the health. And according to a study published in the medical journal Jama, one in seven people in the world is a smoker. If you are a part of it, know that natural tips can help you cleanse your body, waiting to stop completely. Here are 4 ingredients to clean your lungs of nicotine and tar.

When you inhale cigarette smoke, about 4000 chemicals are found in your body, such as arsenic, ammonia, formaldehyde, butane, cadmium, nicotine and tar. These substances are all classified as toxic and carcinogenic to humans.

This explains the alarming figures of the WHO (World Health Organization): nearly 6 million people die from smoking each year.

Here are the different disorders that this bad habit can cause:

Inflammatory diseases: cigarette smoke deposits carbon monoxide that attaches to red blood cells, lowers oxygen levels in the blood and energy levels, and causes shortness of breath. As a result, diseases of the respiratory system can develop, such as chronic bronchitis, a disease that affects the bronchi and can lead to their destruction.

Infectious diseases: Some smokers frequently suffer from otitis, bronchitis, pneumonia or influenza.

Cancerous diseases: Smoking causes dangerous diseases such as the proliferation of cancer cells in different parts of the body such as the throat, trachea, tongue, vocal cords, lungs, bronchi, etc.

However, from the first day of weaning, the body automatically begins its healing process by promoting cell regeneration and reducing the risk of cancer. To speed up this process, here are some natural tips.

4 ingredients that will help you clean your lungs of nicotine and tar

1. Selenium

The cigarette promotes the elimination of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and prevent diseases. As a result, the immune system is becoming weaker. It is therefore advisable to pay attention to one’s diet and consume foods rich in antioxidants such as selenium. The latter is a trace element highly prized for its antioxidant capacity that helps strengthen the immune system.

According to three different studies, lack of selenium can cause depressive episodes and mood disorders such as anxiety. On average, an adult person would need 55 to 70 μg of selenium a day.You can find this component in foods such as natural tuna, mussels, turkey cutlets, fish, raisins, etc.

2. Garlic

Garlic is a condiment that has several health benefits. Indeed, it has many properties: it is an antibacterial and a very effective anti-inflammatory to treat colds, flu, infections, etc. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins that help improve blood circulation, strengthen the immune system, treat and prevent bacterial infections.

In addition, garlic’s antioxidant content would help prevent dangerous diseases such as cancer. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have studied the case of Chinese who consume this condiment in large quantities. They concluded that this habit greatly reduced the risk of cancer of the esophagus and stomach.

They also found that consuming 10g of foods from the allium family (garlic, onion …) a day reduced the risk of prostate cancer by 50%. Therefore, do not hesitate to use it to purify your body of chemicals accumulated because of smoking.

3. Ginger

Ginger is a very popular spice for its antioxidant capacity that helps inhibit the progression of cancer cells. The Foundation Against Cancer advises people who follow a cancer treatment to consume ginger. In fact, a study at the University of Georgia found that extracts from this spice helped to reduce the tumor size by 56%. The researchers studied the case of mice whose ginger calmed inflammations.

You can eat grated ginger on a salad, in marinades, juices, or as an infusion. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women, people who suffer from blood diseases or diabetes. If you are following a specific treatment, it is advisable to seek the advice of your doctor.

4. Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a fruit rich in vitamins (A, B5, C) and antioxidants. These neutralize the free radicals that attack the healthy cells of the body and promote the appearance of diseases. It is also a fruit that helps prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Do not hesitate to consume, it will help you purify your body. However, if you are taking any treatment, ask your doctor for advice before using it. Indeed, this fruit contains active components that block the functioning of an enzyme (CYP3A4) essential to assimilate drugs.

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