Environmental or self pollution, there are many reasons why your lungs might get damaged. Our lungs are vital organs, and so we should keep our lungs clean and free from damages. In this post we will talk about some foods that will detox, cleanse and revitalize your lungs.

Are you a smoker? Do you live in a polluted area? Bad habits or bad neighborhood, we all over-tax and cause damage to our lungs. Our lungs are vital organs, just like our heart, liver, kidney and brain. You could easily improve your lung health and stay away from most diseases just by making the right choice of food that detoxes and keeps your lungs clean.

Top 5 Foods that Detox & Cleanse your lungs

Cleansing your lungs would improve your lung capacity and health, lower the risk of lung and respiratory diseases like asthma, and would even help you fight lung cancer. When you breathe easy, you feel energetic and healthy.

We know that a healthy diet is essential for a healthy life. Foods can help you lose weight, boost your immune system, detox your body, and even fight cancer. But there are some foods that specifically contribute to your lungs’ health.

Below is our list of top 5 foods best for cleansing and detoxing your lungs.

1. Apple

apple-841169_1280An Apple is a healthy, nutrition packed, and high energy, high fiber, low calorie food that sits on the top of our list and it’s probably on top of almost every nutritionist and dietitian lists as well. Its flavonoids and the wide variety of vitamins, and antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, help us to maintain a strong immune system and a healthy respiratory system. When we have healthy respiratory functions, we can fight off lung diseases and prevent them naturally.

2. Celery

Keeping a chemical and electrolyte balance like sodium and magnesium is believed to be one of the key factors in detoxing our body. Celery is a rich source of organic sodium which helps in getting rid of carbon dioxide from our body.

“Asthma sufferers benefit from including celery and fresh celery juice to their diet on a regular basis as it contains high levels of Vitamin C, helping to reduce inflammation in the lungs among the many benefits.” – Drew Canole

3. Carrot

Carrots have vitamin A, and C and an impressive array of antioxidants such as lycopene, that improves lung health and lowers the chances of lung disease. Researchers also believe that including just a few carrots in your daily diet could lower the chances of lung cancer by 50%

4. Garlic

Garlic is an ancient as well as a modern remedy for treating and preventing a  number of diseases, including blood pressure, hypertension, high blood cholesterol,  diabetes, and respiratory diseases. This spice can easily be added to any of your favorite meals for taste and health benefits.

In a study people who ate raw garlic for a minimum of twice a week had 44 percent lower risk of having lung cancer. –  Treat Respiratory Problems and Lung Disease with Garlic – VisiHow

5. Ginger

ginger-57072_1280Ginger is one of the healthiest and powerful therapeutic plants that will not only spice up your food, but it would also benefit your health in many different ways. It’s tasty and it also has nutrients and bioactive compounds to improve your health and fight diseases. The best part is you could easily include ginger as a part of your everyday meals. Chew on a small piece of ginger every time you eat your meal. It would help with digestion and also help you cleanse out toxins from your body.


Food can be an effective weapon against lung disease. A deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals can also lead to illnesses. We have listed 5 foods here to give you an immune system boost to fight lung disease. Try to include some of these foods in your diet regularly, and you would surely see a difference in your health and wellbeing.

I am sure there are plenty of other foods that help us stay healthy and fight diseases naturally. Do you know any other foods that improve our health? Please add them in the comment box below.  

Warning: Always consult your doctor if you have issues with your lungs,  if you are suffering from any lung conditions, diseases or respiratory illnesses.

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Source: Institute of Ecolonomics

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