10 Foods and Drinks that will help you say goodbye to cigarettes
Smoking isn’t exactly the greatest habit in the world. It’s also one the most addictive. Ask anyone who has quit smoking or tried to quit smoking and they will tell you it’s one of the hardest habits to break. It becomes part of your routine and it’s very difficult to let it go.
So to help you kick the bucket on smoking, we have compiled a list of 10 Foods and Drinks. We really hope it helps.
A study conducted by Duke University has found that smokers who drink a glass of milk before smoking felt that the cigarette tasted terrible and had a bitter aftertaste. Have a craving? Drink some milk and before you know it, goodbye cigarettes.
Cigarettes deplete the Vitamin C from your system. So, Oranges, lemons and pomegranates, loaded with Vitamin C, is a great idea. They replenish the Vitamin C in your body and cut down on cravings.
Once you quit smoking, you will have an urge for sweet foods. That won’t too good for your diet, so stick to smoothies. And ones with Vitamin C-filled fruits.
Sugar-Free Mints & Sugar-free Gum
Give your mouth something to do besides smoking. Be sure to carry around some sugar-free mints and gums.
Just like milk, vegetables like carrots, celery, cucumber, zucchini and eggplant also make cigarettes taste awful. If you try hard enough, you can trick your brain into thinking veggie sticks look like cigarettes, and chewing on them gives you something to do besides smoking.
Some people have found that munching on chips and pretzels have helped them fend off cravings.
A handful of nuts can provide you with energy, protein, and plenty of nutrients, and eating them slowly keeps you busy until the craving passes.
Studies have shown that ginseng can cut back on the level of enjoyment you get from cigarettes. It prevents the “pleasure” neurotransmitter ‘dopamine’ from being released when you have a cigarette.
Naturally sweetened yogurt has the same effect as milk does. Have some yogurt before smoking a cigarette and the terrible taste is enough for you to not reach out for the next cigarette.