There is a tissue in our mouth, nose, throat and gastrointestinal tract which produces mucus. The mucus or also known as phlegm protects the surfaces of the above mentioned from drying out and prevents the attacks of viruses and bacteria.

The mucus is consisted of antibodies, protein and enzymes. It contains 95% of water and antibodies which detect microbes and destroy them when invading. When we are healthy, our body produces around 1.5 liters of mucus.

However, when we are sick or when affected by allergies, the composition of the mucus changes and becomes thick. In such cases its production also increases.

If we want to reduce the production of mucus, we should avoid certain foods which have stimulating impact on mucus production. For example, we should stay away from milk and dairy products, alcohol, red meat, refined sugar and gluten.

If the diet does not help and you still have increased mucus, then it may be a sign of some food allergy. However, there is a natural juice we would recommend here as a way to lower mucus production.

For this juice you need the following ingredients: ginger root (1-inch), two green apples and eight carrots. Have these ingredients washed and mix them all together in a juicer. Drink the mixture throughout the day.

In order to feel the best effects of this juice include fermented foods and probiotics in your everyday diet, too.