Environmental toxins can fill up the lungs with tiny particles that obstruct the effective functioning of the lungs. You require a periodic detox of lungs to keep you healthy and fit. Otherwise lung disorders will deteriorate quality of life and even can lead to premature death.
The main function of the lungs is to help transporting oxygen from the air we breathe to the red blood cells. The red blood cells then carry the oxygen to each and every body cell. In doing so it also get rid of the carbon dioxide from the body. In order for this function to smoothly work you require regular cleansing of your lungs.
In order to understand lung detox, you need to first understand the lung functioning.
Breathing is a complex process of coordination between different organs of the body. In fact breathing is life.
The air we breathe enters though the nose or mouth and flows to the windpipe(trachea) via throat(pharynx) and voice box(larynx). Here it is divided into two streams through bronchi. The right and left bronchi then supply to eight and left lungs through other smaller bronchi and further divides by even smaller bronchi called bronchioles which are the smallest bronchi in the lungs.
The entire system through which the air passes from the nose or mouth to the lungs us called respiratory system.
There are air sacs at the end of bronchioles called alveoli which are lined with thin layers of cells. This is where the oxygen enters the blood and carbon dioxide is released from the blood.
The air we breathe can be polluted. These environmental pollutants can enter the lungs and can get deposited and cause malfunctioning of lungs. Sometimes you may see immediate reaction in the firm of cough to expelled the pollutants. The other time it may take months and years to cause a reaction. The pollutants slowly et deposited and block the small bronchi.
Conditions such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, COPD, lung cancer and other lung disorders may be caused.
It is therefore important that the lungs are cleansed regularly to get rid of such harmful pollutants.
How Orange Peels Cleanse Your Lungs
Lung detox is nothing but purification of lungs. You can achieve cleansing of lungs in many different ways. The obvious first step is to remove the cause of toxicity in the lungs.
Smokers are the worst affected people with lung disorders. So quit smoking if you are a smoker. Passive smoking is also equally hazardouse to your lungs so stay away from smoke. The nicotine in in the smoke builds up as tar in the lungs leading to coughing, breathing difficulties and ultimately to lung cancer.
Orange peel is full of nutrients and enzymes that can cleanse your lungs. It is important that you use organic orange as any pesticide, herbicite or other chemical used for commercial prodution of oranges can do more harm than benefits.
The thick orange skin absorbs these harmful chemicals used for protection. The chemical composition of the rind changes as these chemicals are absorbed.
Following nutrients make Orange peel good for lungs cleansing
- Flavonoids, like hesperidin and polymethoxyflavones (PMFs)
- Vitamin C ( contains almost double the concentration of Vitamin C than the flesh)
- Calcium, Magnesium, Copper
- Dietary Fiber
- Other phytochemicals
The Flavonoids are antioxidant compounds that help detoxifying the lungs and prevent from cancer.
Orange peel tastes bitter and is hard to chew. You can add fresh organic orange peel paste to smoothies to combine impact of the nutrients of all the ingredients of the smoothies. You can also dry organic orange peels and store as ground powder. Sprinkle one tablespoon of powder on your salad or any other food. It doesn't have any sodium or cholesterol.
Regular use of Orange peel will keep your lungs purified.