We are all aware that smoking is harmful and that is often the main cause of cancer. However, if you can not stop smoking, there are several ways to clean the lungs of tar and to reduce the risk of infection.

While there is no magic formula that will clean the respiratory system of nicotine, tar and other harmful ingredients of cigarettes, certain foods can help to clear the lungs.

Corn is a food that contains beta-cryptoxanthin, which is believed that can protect you from lung cancer, because it is a powerful antioxidant. However, consume only fresh corn.

Selenium is a powerful antioxidant. Brazil nuts contain the highest source of selenium compared to other foods, so eat it as much as possible.

Onion is also a good lungs cleaner. Onions can be of great help to prevent many diseases, including lung infections. In the case of people who already have cancer, it prevents the growth of new cells.

Ginger as a natural medicine and food, helps defend against malignant diseases. This is another strong tool to release toxins from the lungs. You can consume ginger tea, because it makes it easier to breathe. Also, you can eat a piece of ginger with a meal.

Oranges contain cryptoxanthin which has a preventive effect against lung cancer.

Nettle is a plant full of iron, but it is very useful as a means of disinfecting the lungs and plays an important role in fighting infections.

Pine needle tea is traditionally used for rinsing the mouth and throat, but also can be a good ally in the fight against lung cancer.