As Delhi pollution seems not to reduce since the past few days here are some useful tips to save your life from this hazardous situation.
Get the right mask (N99 & N95 Masks)
These are the most effective masks when compared to the regular mask. The N95 mask filters out 95% of dust and particulates. The N99 masks will filter out slightly more (4% to be precise) polluted particles. However, N99 mask resists the breathing, if used for a longer duration. It causes uneasiness, and when compared to N99, N95 offers 50% lesser breathing resistance. Thus making N95 mask more comfortable and less suffocating.
Keeping your body hydrated is extremely vital during such a situation. Health and wellness expert Dolly Kumar and founder of GAIA suggested keeping the body hydrated and drinking more water than usual intake. Vegetable and fruit juices are also recommended.
According to the research conducted by Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, industrial workers who consumed jaggery while working in dusty and smoky conditions seemed to encounter no discomfort. This happens because jaggery is an excellent natural cleansing agent that helps in flushing out toxins from your body. Thus making it suitable to consume during such situations.
Tulsi for protection
‘Tulsi’ is an oxygen-generator which can be a competition to the best air purifiers in the world. Tulsi gives out oxygen for 20 of the 24 hours in a day and ozone for 4 hours a day. ‘Tulsi’ also absorbs harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide. Moreover, daily consumption of about 10-15 ml of its juice will help to keep your respiratory tract clean of pollutants.
Drink Haldi and ginger Juice
Medicinal properties of turmeric can prove to be excellent for managing cough, congestion and cold. You can make a turmeric ginger drink, or even the traditional haldi doodh/turmeric latte is very useful. Curcumin in turmeric is the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancerous agent. Ginger can you heal from nausea and reduce congestion.
The benefits of green tea can be put to use to fight against pollution. Apart from offering weight loss benefits, green tea provides you with antioxidants and caffeine that can make you feel pumped up during times when you are feeling under the weather. Antioxidants in green tea can remove toxins from the body and also improve digestion.
Stay safe until the situation in Delhi pollution is under control. As someone rightly said, “Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money and more than power.”