Top Foods That Cause Mucus Or Phlegm And Foods That Prevent It!

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Thankfully, there are ways to help ease the irritation and reduce the amount of mucus the body makes. There are certain foods that are known to stimulate the production of mucus. When mucus changes from helpful to downright annoying, you can avoid the following foods to turn off the body’s mucus factory — or at least limit its hours of production!

Certain foods and beverages trigger excessive amounts of mucus in the body. The two worst offenders are dairy products and wheat. When you consider that the largest part of the typical American diet is made up of wheat and dairy (cereal and milk, yogurt as a snack, sandwiches with cheese for lunch, rolls for dinner and ice cream for dessert), it’s easy to see why many Americans have problems with excessive amounts of phlegm.

You could make a trip to the drug store for some nasal spray, but these tend to be addictive very quickly. They also won’t solve the problem with excess phlegm in the respiratory tract.

Get rid of excess phlegm naturally by simply avoiding certain foods until the problem is under control.

Avoid these foods when you have allergies, the flu, or a cold:

      • Dairy Products
      • Bananas
      • Potatoes
      • Corn
      • Cabbage
      • Wheat
      • Coffee
      • Tea
      • Sodas (including diet sodas)
      • Eggs
      • Sugar
      • Deep fried foods
      • Soy and soy products like tofu
      • Vegetable oils
      • Jam or jelly
      • Red meat
      • Alcoholic drinks

That’s a pretty long list, but remember this is just until you get the phlegm problem under control.

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