Excess mucus can restrict transportation along the many pathways of the body, creating a feeding ground for viruses and pathogens. Bug the body enough and it’s going to react. The cold virus is a great example of a body being bugged—and boy, do you know it. A sore throat, puffy eyes, and lots of mucus are typical symptoms. Excessive mucus is a sure sign of a body in a state of agitation. Excess mucus is caused by toxins, pollutants, food additives and allergies, and is most commonly associated with the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal tract and the lymphatic system.
The main foods shown to cause excessive mucus are dairy and wheat products. Casein in milk and gluten in wheat require strong stomach acids for digestion. After digestion, many food particles are still too large to be used by the body. Partly digested food particles start to putrefy and are coated with mucus to prevent further putrefaction while still in the intestine.
Raw fruits and vegetables are wonderful mucus-cleansers. They help the body remove mucus and toxins, supplying vital nutrients in the correct balance for rejuvenation and healing.
The chart below shows foods that cause the body to create too much mucus, and foods to help the body eliminate mucus.