quickest and easiest routine to add to your everyday routine.
Tip #2: Consume Cucumbers
Cucumbers are rich in potassium, vitamin C, and water. They aid in cleansing the body and reducing inflammation. A great way to add cucumber to your everyday diet is to drink cucumber and lime water throughout the day. Not only does this reduce mucus and inflammation, but it keeps you hydrated and improves the skin.
Tip #3: Find Alternatives
Find alternatives to some of the mucus-forming foods that you may love. If you enjoy yogurt, try a dairy-free yogurt. Same with milk, try any of the dairy-free or soy-free milks that are nut-based or non-nut based (cashew milk and oat milk are great options).
Tip #4: Ginger & Turmeric
Both ginger and turmeric fight inflammation. Drink in tea form or juice the root for instant relief from mucus.
Tip #5: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are also known to reduce phlegm and inflammation. Moderate consumption of salmon, nuts, and chia seeds are all great omega-3 foods.
Tip #6: Refined, Trans, And Saturated
Try replacing trans and saturated fats with healthier fats such as vegetable and seed-based oils. Instead of refined grains like rice, try whole grains like brown rice and whole oats.
This isn’t an overnight change, but gradually transitioning and being more mindful of what you are consuming can help prevent mucus and other chronic diseases in the future.
Which of the above tips are you going to incorporate into your daily routine?
Elissa Mirsky, known to most as Elle, is a published author and former editor-in-chief of Bold Magazine. She believes food shouldn’t be boring and every meal should be fashionably edible. Follow her on Instagram @mylifebeingelle where she is documenting her journey to eat well, live life, and love self.