5 FOOD AND DRINK TO HELP YOU KICK THE CANCER STICKS

Posted On February 5, 2016

Saying ‘No’ to cigarettes is like cracking a hard nut. Ask anyone who has kicked the butt or has tried quitting, and he will tell you so. Nicotine is not only addictive, but also difficult to avoid. Whenever you feel the urge to puff away, you take a cigarette break, whether at home or office. Then, do you know that certain kinds of food and drink can help you quit the cancer sticks? Here are five of them to break free of tobacco addiction.

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1. Nuts

A mouthful of delicious nuts boost your energy and supply the essential nutrients and proteins that your body needs. Munching them slowly will keep your mouth busy till your nicotine craving subsides.

2. Milk

Based on a study by the Duke University, cigarette addicts who drank a glass full of milk just before a drag felt that the cancer sticks tasted horrible and left a bitter aftertaste in their mouth. So, next time you feel like smoking, have a glass of milk handy. Gulp it down to let your craving pass.

3. Orange Juice

Cigarettes make you vitamin C deficient. So, if you want to quit, enjoy a glass of fresh orange juice first thing in the morning when you feel like taking a drag. Drink more orange juice daily or have fruits like pomegranates or lemons that are packed with vitamin C.

4. Ginseng

Ginseng can help you more than just shedding flab. Studies show that this Chinese herb checks the release of nicotine-induced neurotransmitter dopamine, and hence takes away the feel-good factor associated with smoking. Do not take Ginseng daily. Only three or four times a month is sufficient to curb your nicotine cravings.

5. Tasty and Salted Snacks

Eat more of salty, delicious snacks like pretzels and chips whenever you feel the urge to smoke. These snacks help you ward off tobacco cravings. You can even take a pinch of salt to help you quit.

Try some of these food items and see how your craving subsides. Do you know of any other food and drink that helped you avoid cigarettes? Share your experience with us.