Tea recipes that can help protect from the side-effects of pollution

Teas that can ​protect from the side-effects of pollution

Depleting air quality in Delhi is not something unusual, but what makes it terrible is the recurrence of this condition every year affecting millions of people.

With the onset of winters, there has been an increase in the air pollution levels caused due to burning of crackers, crops, industrial toxins coupled with winter fog that wreaks havoc on the respiratory system leading to health conditions like shortness of breath, bronchitis, asthma, breathing issues, congestion and frequent flu and viral infections.

The depleting air quality has forced the Health Ministry to advise masses to follow safety measures like wearing masks and staying indoors as much as possible. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to polluted air impacts the respiratory system and functioning of lungs. However, experts suggest that by adding certain foods and drinks to your diet you can improve the functioning of the lungs and increase immunity.READMORE

02/8​How air pollution can affect lungs?

Prolonged exposure to pollution often irritates the airways, which leads to shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, Asthma and chest pain. Moreover, breathing in polluted air pulls the harmful chemicals to the lungs, which increases the risk of lung cancer, heart attacks, stroke and in some cases early death.

03/8​How can your eating habits improve lung health?

Improving lung health is not a one day process, especially in terms of the depleting air condition following the safety measures and adding healthy foods and drinks to your diet can help in keeping the lungs healthy.

The presence of environmental toxins coupled with high fat and inflammatory foods, can often increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and might lead to pulmonary fibrosis and Asthma. However, experts believe that lifestyle modifications and adding a nutrient-rich diet can help protect the lungs and even reduce lung damage caused due to polluted air. Here are a few nutrient-rich teas that can help in healing the lungs and boost functioning naturally.

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