Saturday, 15 February 2014

Foods for Sinus Health

The sinuses are small air pockets in the skull around the eyes, nose, and forehead that are lined with mucus membranes. They moisten the air we breathe in while catching dust, microbes, and allergens before these can reach the lungs. This warm, moist environment is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, and mold, but the body does a good job of moving the captured bacteria, spores, and cysts before they can begin growing. But problems arise when our mucus membranes are damaged or the mucus becomes too thick to move freely and remove the debris they collect. Sinusitis is painful and debilitating. Headaches, congestion, sneezing, coughing, pain, pressure, burning sensations in the sinus cavities, loss of smell, fever, and fatigue are just a few of the symptoms you can expect with a sinus infection. Sinusitis can also be caused by allergies, nasal polyps, the common cold, immune deficiencies, dental infections, or a deviated septum. There are things you can do and foods to add to your recipes that can help prevent sinus infections or clear them up. - See more at: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/foods-for-sinus-health/#sthash.ukzxUAed.dpuf

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