Mucus and phlegm, while gross, might be of a huge importance in preserving the body healthy. However, sometimes, the body can produce an excess amount of mucus. In such cases, take a look at the following remedy which will help you to clear it up!
The nose, mouth, sinuses, gastrointestinal tract, sinuses, and the throat contain tissues which produce mucus. This mucus protects the surfaces of these body parts, and by so doing, it prevents the tissues beneath them from drying out.
In addition, mucus prevents the body from infections, viruses, germs, and bacteria. As soon as something enters in the body with the intention of infecting it, the mucus traps the intruder and prevents it from infiltrating the immune system, i.e. mucus prevents illnesses.
Although it’s hard to believe, that gross and green stuff which is produced when you are sick actually works to help you. Mucus contains enzymes, antibodies, protein, and cells, all of them are good for the body when it’s sick. You notice an increased mucus production when you’re sick, aren’t you? Well, the reason for that is the following: in order to help you to fight off your disease, mucus is produced at a higher rate.
The human body produces mucus constantly; but, you cannot notice it because most of the time it’s thin and it slides down the throat, so you never know it was there.
As we already said, when you’re sick, mucus becomes thicker and stickier, and that’s why you blow your nose constantly when you have a flu, cold, or a sinus infection. When your body is being affected by an allergen, mucus can change consistency as well, because it tries to protect the body from the allergen.
No matter how hard is to believe, there are certain foods that boost the mucus production within your body. If you want to reduce to minimum the production of mucus in your body, you have to avoid the following 5 foods:
- Red meat (that has a high-content of fat)
- Refined sugar
These foods are considered to activate the gustatory rhinitis that speed up the mucus production and make you feel miserable.
If case you still have the mucus in your throat after giving up from the above-listed mucus-causing foods, then it might be a sign of an allergy to some foods that you consume.
The following recipe for juice will help you to reduce the excessive mucus production and catarrh. All you have to do is just clean, cut, and put the ingredients in a juicer.
- 2 green apples
- 8 carrots
- 1 ginger root
- Juice and drink! This easy and simple juice is excellent for sinusitis reduction.