Many people now look to live in a healthy way by eating a balanced diet and reducing their intake of fatty or processed foods. Exercise is also important to the many of us who are looking to live a long, happy and healthy life, but how many of us actually focus on the correct way of looking after specific systems within the body through the type of food we eat. The respiratory system is an important part of our bodies and should be cared for in a way that makes sure this area of the body is in full working order, not only by blocking any issues, but by increasing the power it has to work correctly and keep us healthy.
Understanding why the respiratory system is important is the first step in accepting it as an important part of our body that should be cared for as such. The lungs are one of the most important parts of this system as they help oxygen be absorbed into the body and filter out carbon dioxide that is expelled from our system when we breathe out. Filtering out harmful ingredients found in the environment is done by the trachea, which helps to make sure our bodies stay healthy in the long term. Protecting our respiratory system from illnesses and medical conditions, such as lung cancer is an important factor in making sure this system is in full working order at all times.
In recent years, yogurts containing friendly bacteria, better known as probiotics have grown in popularity and have been featured heavily on TV marketing campaigns. These yoghurt drinks are easy to find in most shops and have been found to be of assistance in reducing the number of respiratory infections both children and adults are affected by, with studies showing the number of cold type infections affecting those consuming probiotic style foods on a regular basis are reduced. Many foods sold in our shops now claim to be probiotics, but the most amount of assistance for the body is found in those featuring live cultures that have been proven to increase the amount of assistance provided for the respiratory system.
Making sure our bodies are prepared for the seasons of the year when we are at most risk from contracting some form of respiratory infection is something that we should all do. A simple and effective way of being prepared is to make sure our respiratory and immune systems are ready to fight infections with a high level of antioxidants entering the system on a regular basis. One of the best and most effective ways of taking in antioxidants is to drink tea; L-theanine that is found in a large number of tea varieties can be used to ensure the immune system and respiratory system are working at their most effective way as we enter flu season. When the immune system and respiratory system work hand in hand, they identify and fight respiratory infections before they can have a powerful, harmful effect on the body.
If tea is not an option for some people looking to increase their respiratory and immune system health care, there are other options in terms of food that can be added to our diets. Garlic is an important factor in adding natural antibiotic support to our systems, with the addition of hot peppers also shown to have a positive effect on those seeking a strong respiratory system. Hot peppers can be used to increase the level of vitamin C in the body and clear the sinuses of additional issues with blockages caused by respiratory infections.