With winter on our doorstep, we need to keep our health in optimal shape in order to prevent the variety of health problems that the cold weather brings. Besides keeping our immune system in optimal shape, we also need to pay attention to another important system for our wellbeing – the lymphatic system. This system is essentially the human body’s drain, in lack of better terms. This system can get easily clogged, and we wouldn’t even know it. A clogged lymphatic system will allow toxins to build up in the body, destroying your immune system bit by bit and causing several health problems.
The lymphatic system is actually a key component of our body. It supports every other system in the human body. As a matter of fact, many experts believe that a poorly functioning lymphatic system may be the reason behind a variety of diseases including cancer.
The most common symptoms of a congested lymphatic system are dry mouth, mild skin rashes, swollen fingers, fatigue, bloating, weight gain, muscle stiffness and soreness in the morning, constipation, headaches, hypersensitivity, a weakened immune system, and swollen lymph glands, among others.
How to Clean the Lymphatic System?
Dehydration is one of the most common causes of a congested lymphatic system. Water, as you know, is essential for many bodily functions. This includes the movement of the lymph fluid. As soon as you’re sure that dehydration is the reason behind your congested lymphatic system, sipping warm water every 10-15 minutes will solve the problem.
Of course, this ‘therapy’ will need time. Continue sipping hot water every day for around 2 weeks and everything will be fine. Your lymphatic system should be unclogged, resulting in thorough detox of your body. After that, you need to make sure you’re drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water. In this way, you’ll ensure that your lymphatic system is always working, keeping toxins out of your body.
It’s not just water – there are many foods you can eat that will keep your lymphatic system clean. In general, all reddish foods work great. The list includes pomegranates, cherries, berries, cranberries, and beets. These natural foods will keep the lymph in your body moving and prevent toxins from building up in your body. Beets are especially powerful. They can thin out the bile in our digestive system, in that way keeping the lymphatic system working.
The bile is one of the key components of our immune system. It is involved in a number of digestive processes, so it must be kept in perfect health. Beets will keep it thin and moving and they also clean the villi of the gut, ensuring proper lymph movement.
As you can see, cleaning your congested lymphatic system is not as hard as you might have thought. If you believe you’re in need of such a detox, adding beets into your diet and drinking more water are the perfect places to start.