Four foods to help you quit on Monday
When it comes to cigarettes, use your diet as another way to help you quit. This Monday we’re sharing four foods that taste great and can actually stop you from smoking.
It turns out that knowing about certain foods and their power over the taste of cigarettes can be another piece of the puzzle to help solve your efforts and quit.
- Sugar-free chewing gum – chewing gum is easy and works! In one study, researchers found that chewing gum reduced cravings and helped with withdrawal. Chewing gum is an on-the-go solution that can protect you from unexpected food cravings when you are on the go.
- Fruits and Vegetables – Researchers found that higher intake of fruits and vegetables was linked to smoking fewer cigarettes every day. So, load up and stock your fridge with lettuce, apples, blueberries, broccoli, and yes, ubiquitous kale.
- Ginseng – Researchers have found that ginseng may prove therapeutic for nicotine addiction. Ginseng is available as a tea, and you can also find ginseng as a powder in a capsule or as a liquid in a tincture in health food stores.
- Dairy Products – A study of the effects of certain foods and beverages that make cigarettes taste worse or better, found that dairy products make cigarettes taste worse. Do you have milk?
On a note, try to avoid meat and caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, which can improve the taste of cigarettes.
Knowledge is power. If you are trying to quit, knowing all the facts will help you succeed. Eat well when you want to stop and quit. It will boost your immune system, relieve nicotine cravings, and support your body.
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