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Best Food to Help You Quit Smoking
Do you really want to quit smoking? If the answer is yes, so it's time to consume more vegetables, decrease meat, and change your cup of coffee with a glass of milk. Those foods will help you with your struggle.
A study in the Duke University found that fruits, vegetables, and dairy products can make cigarettes seem taste bad. Whereas on the other hand, foods like meat, coffee, and alcoholic beverages will make smoking taste more enjoyable, said F. Joseph McClernon, PhD, a psychologist from Duke University.
An old concept said that the content of nicotine inside cigarettes was the only causes of addiction. "However, we had studied it more deeply. And apparently addicted to cigarettes can also be caused by taste sensor, smell, vision, and smoking habits, "said McClernon.
Studies conducted on 209 smokers aged 21 years and have a habit of smoking at least one pack of cigarettes every day. They were asked to write down a list of foods that can increase and reduce their smoking pleasure. Apparently, almost 70% of smokers claimed that beverages with caffeine content, alcohol and meats will make cigarettes taste more delicious.
But oddly enough, 45% of smokers also told some foods, like fruits, vegetables, beverages without caffeine content (like water and juice), and dairy products, can actually make their cigarettes taste bad. These findings convinced us that those kind of foods really can affect the taste of cigarettes and it will make you quit smoking faster.
Here are 3 types of food that will help you quit smoking :
1. Milk and the dairy products
Milk will make the cigarettes tasteless. After had a glass of milk, you can not enjoy cigarettes with the same sensation and satisfaction. Milk will kill the cigarettes' taste.
Try this : Dip your cigarette into the milk. Let it dry and try to smoke it. This trick can be used to help you quit smoking. You won't like the taste.
2. Orange juice
When someone has a smoking habit, he or she will lose the intake the vitamin C in a large amount. And usually the body will adapt these conditions and replacing them with some unnatural elements from nicotine.
So, if you want to be free from smoking habit faster, it is important to start consuming more vitamin C. Orange, lemon, black currant, pomegranate, and other fruits with vitamin C are great for people with nicotine addiction.
With other vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, beans, and even cucumbers can also affect the taste of cigarettes. Consuming these vegetables will reduce the addiction to nicotine (note: you must be free of alcohol). Chewing celery stalk will prevent us from craving or addiction.
If you don't like celery, you can replace it with carrot. But, do not eat too many sweet vegetables, because the excess amount of glucose will activate parts of the brain that cause a sense of pleasure and satisfaction. In other words, the glucose will keep you addicted.
I hope those foods will help you to quit from smoking habit. Beside that, don't forget to consume high fiber foods and exercise regularly.
How To Quit Smoking Books
Some sites to help people quit smoking
- Quit - The UK Charity that helps people give up smoking 0800 00 22 00
Practical advice on giving up. Telephone helpline available
- Quit Smoking Help and Quit Smoking Information - QuitSmokingSupport.com
Quit Smoking Help At Quit Smoking Support
- Smoking and Tobacco Use :: How to Quit Smoking :: Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) :: CDC
A free, phone-based service with educational materials and coaches that can help you quit smoking
- ACS :: Guide to Quitting Smoking
The right mix of support, advice, and possibly medicine can help you quit for good, even if you've tried and failed in the past. Check out your options.
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