5 Best Foods For Your Lymphatic System

If you guys know anything about me, then you know that I am completely OBSESSED with the lymphatic system. I was always into reducing bloat, but things went into overdrive last year after my thyroid stopped working. Traveling the entire year and dealing with flights and inflammation from the compression threw me over the edge.

Your lymphatic system is so important because it is literally your body’s defense against toxins, bacteria, viruses, & other gross stuff. Just the thought of all those toxins building up in my body?

Your lymphatic system is one of the MOST IMPORTANT circulatory systems in your body. Healthy lymphatic drainage can help with your weight, immunity, detoxification, circulation, skin tone, & the list goes on & on. Plus, it doesn’t have to be this time consuming, complicated thing. 

Step 1- Dry brushing is a super effective way of exfoliating, detoxifying, & stimulating lymphatic drainage. It gets all those pathways pumping & gets that cellular-sized waste out of your system. Not to mention it just feels really fucking good. 

Shower. Apply Unapologetic Body Oil.

Step 2- Using the DIAMANDIA Body Gua Sha is the second step in reducing the inflammation from your system. Reduce cellulite, reduce inflammation and fluid retention, promote a healthy immune system, and leave your mind and body feeling refreshed and energized.

This DIAMANDIA Body Gua Sha elevates your self-care practice by bringing together the benefits of traditional maderotherapy and lymphatic drainage massage.

Benefits include:

•Reduces Appearance of Cellulite

•Reduces Inflammation & Puffiness

•Sculpts Muscles

•Rids the Body of Toxins

•Smooths & Hydrates Skin

•Leaves Skin Soft & Glowing

•De-bloat & de-puff

•Increase blood circulation

•Strengthen immune system

•Reduce water retention

•Increase metabolism

Lymphatic drainage massages & dry brushing are essential if you ask me, but let’s not forget that nutrition also plays a very important part in the health of your lymphatic system. There are tons of foods out there that can improve your lymphatic drainage, cleansing, health, & circulation. So, here are the best foods that you can incorporate into your diet ASAP to get your lymphatic system up to speed. Let’s go. 

5 Best Foods for Your Lymphatic System

  1. Water
    DRINK. YOUR. WATER. There are so many reasons to drink plenty of water & a healthy lymphatic system is one of the most important. The lymphatic system is made up of like 95% water which means any dehydration could lead to swollen, & clogged lymph nodes.
  2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Extra virgin olive oil is very easy to incorporate into your diet & it has tons of amazing anti-inflammatory properties.Top your salad, sautée your veggies, or massage it right into your lymph nodes to reduce swelling & promote drainage.
  3. Lemons & Limes
    Acidic fruits like lemons & limes are natural detoxifiers for the whole body. Add lemon & lime to your water each day to help purify your lymph nodes & get rid of all that nasty, built-up gunk.
  4. Berries
    Blueberries. Raspberries. All the berries. Berries are so good for your lymphatic system because they are full of antioxidants that help break down blockages in & around your nodes. You can eat berries on their own, add them to pancakes or oatmeal or smoothies, or make my 5 second jam. Yum.
  5. Leafy Greens
    My quick fix for a lazy lymphatic system is to add in some leafy greens. Veggies like broccoli, kale, & spinach are full of chlorophyll, a natural super cleanser, & have properties that stimulate lymph drainage & circulation.