Why You Need to Take Better Care of Your Lymphatic System


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 and teach your kids about it too!

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 neglect your lymph system, you retain more fat deposits.

Keeping it healthy is essential to your best health. Here’s how to nurture your lymphatic system.

Get a Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massages help stimulate your lymph nodes and get that fluid moving to drain away toxins.

Use a Jade Roller

Massage 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.

Use a Jade Roller

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, and lean proteins.

Make Healthy Choices for Your Meals

Choose Essential Fatty Acids

Your body needs fatty acids (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.

Essential Fatty Acids

Stay Active

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.

Do Activities

Breathe Right

Meditative deep breathing is ideal for helping you draw fresh oxygen into your body. This helps clear the fluid in your lymph. Plus it keeps you calm and focused.

lymphatic systemUse Steam Power

Just one hour each week in a sauna or in a steam bath at home can do wonders for your lymph!

There’s no time like right now to make a healthy change and focus on your lymphatic system for your ultimate health!

Originally published December 2020.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of ABQ Mom, its executive team, other contributors to the site, its sponsors or partners, or any organizations the aforementioned might be affiliated with.


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