Most people who smoked really hope they won’t, because they are aware of the dangers of smoking and many of them really want to quit smoking. But most of them fail and return to their old habits.
Quit smoking takes a lot of desire, determination, and commitment. The more you learn about your plans and develop appropriate plans to quit, the easier it will be.
Quit smoking is hard because nicotine in cigarette smoke is highly addictive substances. It messes with your mind and keep asking for more. There are many methods to quit smoking. These include using a special chewing gum, medication, hypnosis and other prescription drugs.
However, not many people are aware that in fact what we eat and drink can also help to quit smoking. There are certain foods and beverages can worsen the cigarettes taste and thus can help you giving up the bad habits. Here are some foods that can help you to quit smoking:
- Milk and dairy products
Smokers said that after drinking a glass of milk, smoking did not bring the taste and satisfaction they desire. Milk makes cigarettes taste very bitter and unpleasant. Some people recommend a cigarette dipped in milk and drying them out and then trying to smoke it. it feels like you are eating RANCID GARBAGE!! So, whenever you feel the urge to smoke, you will remember that nasty taste of the cigarette. This can help to reduce cravings and helps in removing nicotine addiction.
- Certain vegetables
Some vegetables like celery, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and egg-plants also left a bitter taste (like milk) when you smoke. In addition, some experts say that eating lots of these vegetables can reduce the intensity of nicotine dependence. However, stay away from sweet vegetables such as beans and corn. Glucose in them can increase your desire to stimulate your brain area responsible for pleasure and satisfaction. So nibble on fresh broccoli, celery, or spinach salad if you feel the urge to smoke.
This natural herbs can do more for you than weight loss. Ginseng has been shown to prevent nicotine induced release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This should not be used everyday but can be used 3-4 times a month.
- Orange juice
Orange juice is acidic in nature and the compounds in orange juice may help eliminate nicotine from the body. So if you want to kick the habit, start drinking orange juice twice a day or eat fruits such as oranges, lemons, and pomegranates, which are packed with goods source of vitamin C.
Every time you feel the urge to smoke, eat something salty, or lick a little salt with the tip of your tongue. This kills your desire to smoke.
When you tried to quit smoking, every little thing helps. When it comes to quit, the foods maybe your best assistant. Remember to avoid alcohol, caffeine and red meat as they have the opposite effect of milk.