How to flush out the lungs

Updated March 23, 2017

Flushing out your lungs, or cleaning them out, is possible with time and changes to basic lifestyle. Build-up can occur in lungs causing serious problems. Sometimes this build-up is due to work or environmental issues, but it can frequently be due to smoking and other unhealthy habits. If you are looking to flush out, or clean out, your lungs, there are various steps you can take to rid your lungs of the unhealthy build-up.

Stop eating foods that cause lung build-up. Dairy foods, wheat and soy can cause mucus. While this is not as dangerous as the mucus build-up from smoking, it can make a difference in those with lung problems.

Drink a lot of water. Staying hydrated circulates the water throughout your body. This helps to remove toxins from your system. The toxins in your lung will also begin to flush out.

Eat foods that have been proven to help with lung care. These includes onions, garlic and ginger.

Exercise your lungs. Breathing exercises can help to remove old debris and build-up that has settled in the lungs. It also helps for smokers who have tar build-up in their lungs.

Take vitamins. Having good overall health will help your lungs to become healthy as well. The lungs will learn how to rid themselves from any possible complications.

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Melanie Fleury has been writing professionally since 1995. She has written for various educational websites such as and is the educational consultant at the Knowledge Tree Center for Education. She enjoys creating curriculum for children with various learning styles. Fleury holds a master's degree in education specializing in early childhood from Ashwood University.