By Mehak Pal
Published Nov 02, 2023

Hindustan Times

5 ways to keep your lungs healthy

The increasing air pollution and decreasing air quality can impact your lungs.

Here are five ways to naturally clean or detox your lungs and keep them healthy.

Have antioxidant-rich foods

 Including antioxidant-rich foods like green tea, berries, turmeric milk, leafy green vegetables, and nuts in your diet can help reduce inflammation.

 Do aerobic exercises and breathing exercises

Engage yourself in aerobic exercises and breathing exercises as they can help increase lung capacity. They can make the lungs stronger and capable of fighting off air pollutants.

Inhaling the steam of boiling water

Make sure to inhale the steam of boiling water as it can help in clearing up the mucus and clearing out pollutants stuck in your airways and lungs.

Avoid scented air fresheners, perfumes and candles 

Scented air fresheners, perfumes and candles are made up of chemicals that can be harmful to the lungs.

Use air purifiers

If you are living in a polluted city, make sure to install a good air purifier at your home. It can help improve indoor air quality.