We have so many systems in the body, but out of all of them, the one we tend to focus on the least is the lymphatic system. If you’re focused on creating a healthy lifestyle, you’ll want to learn how to take better care of your lymphatic system.
Not sure what that is? Your lymphatic system is a complex system of vessels that course through your entire body. You have lymph nodes located all over your body that are there to help you keep up your peak performance.
The lymphatic system helps cleanse the fluids around your body’s cells. It removes impurities and waste, which helps protect you from toxins while keeping your body in tip-top shape. When it doesn’t function properly, you may wind up with chronic illnesses that leave you feeling run down and ill. Plus, studies have revealed that when you don’t take care of your lymphatic system, you retain more fat deposits.
Keeping it healthy is essential to have your best health. Here’s how to nurture your lymphatic system.
Have A Massage
Massages help stimulate your lymph nodes and gets that fluid moving to drain away toxins. Not to mention it leaves you feeling blissfully relaxed.
Use A Jade Roller
Massaging for your face is also important. The fluids pool under your eyes when you sleep, and a jade roller will help release them, and provide necessary circulation to keep your skin looking young and vibrant.
Drink More Water
When you feel thirsty but don’t want to get up, just think about how your lymphatic system needs you to do your part to flush it. Drink up on that water for your best results.
Make Healthy Choices For Your Meals
When you eat things brimming with refined sugar, preservatives, refined grains, chemicals, and other processed items, you’re making your lymphatic system work double-time. Save the treats for a special occasion and keep your plate full of fresh whole foods like fruits and veggies, whole grains, quality proteins, and good fats.
Choose Essential Fatty Acids
Your body needs healthy fats — in particular, the lymphatic system needs them. Pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, and avocados all give you those necessary fats in the best way possible.
Check out my recipe for Overnight N’oatmeal that is a great breakfast recipe packed full of good fats.
Moving your muscles helps massage your lymphatic system and keep the flow going. Stretching and yoga are great for this, and even more vigorous exercises too will help you. The important thing is that you move your body to benefit the lymphatic draining.
Meditative deep breathing is ideal for helping you draw fresh oxygen into your body. This helps clear the fluid in the lymphatic system, plus it keeps you calm and focused too.
Use Steam Power
Just one hour each week in the sauna at your gym or at home in a steam bath can do wonders for your lymphatic system! Here’s clear instructions on how to create a steam bath at home.
Now that you know what you’ve been neglecting, there’s no time like right now to make a healthy change and focus on the care of your lymphatic system for your ultimate health!