Mucus is known as sputum. It is a sticky, gelatinous material that lines your lungs, throat, mouth, nose, and sinuses. Mucus is annoying when you’re sick, but your body needs it to keep you healthy. The mucous membranes produce it in the nose and sinuses.
Mucus vs. Phlegm
Mucus and Phlegm are different. Phlegm is actually a different mucus-like substance. Phlegm is produced by lungs and respiratory system. When you have respiratory infection (such as the flu), a sinus infection or allergies, your body produced more mucus. Also, produce more if you a smoker. Mucus is normal and has many purposes. It keep from dry out the tissue that lines your lungs, throat, and nasal and sinus passages. It works for preventing your body from sick, bacteria and allergens. When we sick, the mucus traps foreign body and stop to reduce the immunity.
This green gooey stuff is actually for our safety. Mucus has antibodies, proteins, cells, enzymes that keep us good. And they act when we are sick. When we are sick, we have more mucus. We make mucus all the time, but we do not see. In the time when mucus changes in shape or consistency we need to get rid of this. Mucus can get thick and sticky when we are sick or have a flu or cold.
Research suggests that your body usually produces as much as 1.5 liters of mucus a day, even when you’re not feeling sick.
Mucus is usually clear. But when you have an illness such as a cold, your mucus may take on a greenish or other non-clear color (such as light yellow or beige).
Having blood in your mucus is generally the result of irritation and drying out of the tissue in the nasal passages due to excessive rubbing, wiping, or blowing your nose.
Trust it or not, some foods can make more mucus. Also the consistency changes when we have allergens and the body wants to be protected from allergies.
To minimize this, avoid these foods:
- Dairy and milk items
- Red meat with fats
- Refined sugar
THESE FOODS MAKE THE GUSTATORY RHINITIS ACTIVE AND THUS WE MAKE MORE MUCUS AND FEEL BADLY.
Some of this food might be cause allergy, if you escape these foods you might improve the state and still have some mucus inside. Think about allergy especially if you want to clear the throat.
This juice recipe removes excess mucus and catarrh, so YOU NEED:
- 8 carrots
- 2 green apples
- 1 inch ginger root
Just clean and chunk up these items for the blender. When mix, you can drink fresh.