Nowadays, many male friends have bad lungs, and many of them are caused by frequent smoking and need to focus on lung care. Supporting the lungs through diet is essential. So, how do maintain the male lungs? What to eat to support the lungs? What are the ways to support the lungs? Here’s a look at it.
1. Why men should maintain the lungs
Many lung diseases, are also relatively common diseases in our lives, this type of disease, male patients more than female patients, the lungs are the most vulnerable to a line of defense for men, so usually, life must pay attention to lung health maintenance, to avoid disease.
2. Men’s lungs’ bad performance
2.1 obscure, dry skin
If the lungs are too much toxin deposition, it will be manifested in the state of the skin. There may be dry skin, dehydration, or obscure situations.
2.2 Vigorous growth of body hair
When there are too many toxins in the lungs, sweat hair will become dark and long, especially around the limbs and lips. If you find more body hair recently, you may consider seeing if it is time to pay attention to the detoxification of the lungs.
2.3 Abnormal bowel movements
In Chinese medicine theory, the lungs and large intestine are a set of systems, so when the lungs are full of toxins, will also cause poor bowel movements, causing constipation, relatively, often repeated constipation, will cause the body’s toxin discharge is hindered, the toxins are not normal stagnation, and will affect the health of the lungs, into a vicious circle.
3. How to maintain the lungs
3.1 Breathing methods
The lungs are the main organ of Qi and are responsible for breathing. Clear and turbid gases are exchanged in the lungs, and the quality of the inhaled gases has a great impact on the function of the lungs. To keep your lungs clear, the first step is to quit smoking and avoid the hazards of second-hand smoke, and not stay in places with dirty air for a long time. If you have the conditions, you can often go to places with lush grass and fresh air, exercise, do deep breathing, and through the intentional deep and long exhalation, the body’s turbid gas out.
3.2 Drinking water method
The lungs are an open system, from the nasal cavity to the trachea and then to the lungs, which constitutes the pathway of gas. The water in the lungs can be dissipated with the expulsion of gas. Dry air is more likely to take away moisture and cause damage to the lung mucosa and respiratory tract. This is what Chinese medicine says, dryness tends to damage the lungs. Therefore, timely hydration is an important measure for lung maintenance.
3.3 Emotional regulation
The lung in the will for sadness, sad and sorrowful emotions easily damage the lung, lung disease people are also prone to sad and sorrow. And laughter for the heart, can grasp the lung gold sadness and worry. Laugh more often, you can reduce sadness and sorrow. Laughing is also a fitness exercise, it can make the thorax expand, lung capacity increase, and chest muscle stretch. This helps to promote the lung qi, which is conducive to the rise and fall of the body’s qi. A daily laugh can eliminate fatigue, relieve depression, broaden the chest, restore physical strength and increase appetite.
Properly carry out relevant food therapy maintenance. For diet, it is very important to eat more vegetables and fruits and replenish various vitamins, because, with the improvement of economic conditions and living standards, people are having fish and meat every day, reducing the intake of vegetables and fruits. In addition, to regularly develop their own recipes for lung care, there are many, you can learn more to learn. I have eaten and what I know are lotus seeds and lily thin meat, ice sugar steamed pear, Sichuan shellfish snow pear pig lung, etc. are good recipes for lung, if you love cooking, you can go well to study.
3.5 Exercise method
Exercise more in the morning to breathe fresh air and clean the lungs. Morning air after the quiet of the night becomes quite clean and fresh, therefore, more breathing of early morning air, morning walk, or exercise, not only lung, increases body fitness and resistance.
4. What do men eat to nourish the lungs
In the lungs and the large intestine, many respiratory-related diseases easily lead to gastrointestinal problems. Honey can moisten the respiratory tract and also help with bowel movements, making it a good food for health.
Honey is a very natural nourishing food, it has the effect of nourishing Yin and moistening dryness, whitening, laxative, etc. The best honey for nourishing lungs and moistening lungs are winter honey, citrus honey, loquat honey, and wolfberry honey.
The thin and juicy skin of grapes, sweet and sour taste, rich in nutrients, has a “crystal pearl” of beauty. Long-term smokers accumulate a lot of toxins in their lungs and their functions are impaired. Grapes contain active ingredients that increase the cellular metabolic rate and help detoxify the lung cells. In addition, grapes also have an expectorant effect.
Among Chinese medicine, grapefruit is considered to be sour in taste, which can regulate qi and resolve phlegm, moisten the lungs and clear the intestines; it is a good fruit for the lungs and can also relieve cold and cough.
People who often have colds, coughs, and sensitive airways can use fresh grapefruit to remove the core and leave the skin and flesh, with 50 grams each of Zhengbei apricot, mother of pearl, and unbleached snow fungus (or yellow fungus), add 1,000 to 1,500 grams of honey and stew for five or six hours on low heat and then seal it for storage, and take it daily to strengthen the lungs.
Apple, also known as ping pao, is sweet and cool in nature and has the effect of nourishing the spleen, nourishing the stomach and yin, generating fluid and quenching thirst, moistening the lungs, and pleasing the heart, and is known as the protector of cardiovascular health. More consumption can improve the function of the respiratory system and lungs. Smell the fragrance of apples after a stressful day at work, but also refresh the brain and ease the tension!
Pear is one of the best lung food in autumn, eating one or two pears every day can effectively relieve autumn dryness. And now the air pollution is more serious, eating more pears can improve the respiratory system and lung function, and protect the lungs from the impact of dust and soot in the air. Insisting on eating about 750 grams of pears every day, you can effectively remove the carcinogens such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that accumulate in the body because of smoking.
4.6 Silver fungus
Silver fungus is a good nutritional tonic, it is sweet and flat, and has an effect on the spleen and appetite, it can also benefit the qi and intestines, nourish Yin and moisten the lungs, which has many benefits for the human body. It can be eaten as a dish or stewed, for example, with lily or cherry with rock sugar to make a soup. It can moisten the lung and dissolve phlegm, nourish yin and produce fluid, and can treat yin deficiency and lung dryness, dry throat, and thirst.
These are the methods of lung maintenance for men and how to achieve the purpose of lung maintenance by eating different foods, so go ahead and try them out.