Keep your lymphatic system healthy!


Drink plenty of water

The lymphatic system depends on a constant supply of fluid, so it’s very important to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep it functioning at its best. Purified or filtered water is the best choice. Choose healthy foods

Preservatives, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, excess sugar, chemicals and processed foods all put strain on the lymphatic system. Choose foods that are organic, whole and natural as much as possible. Eat your fruits and veggies

Fruits and vegetables supply the lymphatic system with important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. The chlorophyll in green vegetables is especially beneficial to the lymphatic system.

Get your essential fatty acids

Healthy fats are necessary for the proper function of the lymphatic system. Good sources of essential fatty acids include fish or fish oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds and avocados.

Stay active

When your muscles move, they essentially massage the lymphatic system and promote the flow of fluid through your lymph vessels. Regular exercise like stretching, yoga, daily walks and strength training are all great ways to keep those lymph juices flowing.

Practice deep breathing

Like exercise, deep breathing promotes the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system while providing it with fresh oxygen. Take anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial herbs

These herbs support immunity and help cleanse the lymphatic system. These should be used as part of a cleansing period lasting for about 2-4 weeks, one to three times per year.

Get a massage

Massage stimulates the lymph nodes and helps promote fluid movement in lymph vessels. Lymph drainage massage is especially supportive of the lymphatic system.

Relax in a sauna One hour per week in the sauna or steam bath can facilitate detoxification and take some pressure off the lymphatic system.

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