Normally, production of mucus is part of a healthy inflammatory response. Our body uses mucus to envelop and isolate harmful particles, which then get ushered out via the elimination system or coughing.
In acute cases, where time is of essence, and the patient’s organism needs help with elimination, it is smart to avoid the following foods:
- All grain products
- Avocados (I know, unexpected!)
- Soy products
- Tree nuts and peanuts
- Foods, containing added sugars
- Soft beverages
- ANY PROCESSED FOOD (including smoked products)
The good news is, certain foods tend to help cut mucus and phlegm, and it would be a great idea to add them to your diet while fighting inflammation. Here they are, listed in no particular order:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Vegetables (except the above)
- Leafy greens
- Honey (Manuka is superior)
- Cayenne pepper
- Olive oil
- Pumpkin seeds
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Tamara Eristavi is a wellness coach, based in Irvine, Califorina.