There are two types of smokers: the first type is fully aware of all the damage smoking causes to their health, but cannot beat the addiction. The other type of smokers is not even aware of the damage cigarettes inflict on their health.
However, both types of smokers, deep inside of them, want to quit smoking. Part of them wants to do it for health reasons, and the rest for financial reasons.
Facts about nicotine
The nicotine contained in just one cigarette will circulate in your bloodstream from 6 to 8 hours after smoking it. It takes 42-78 hours for the nicotine to be eliminated from your body through metabolic processes.
However, it takes up to 20-30 days to eliminate the nicotine’s by-product cotinine. Now, imagine how much time it takes to get out of your body the nicotine you tar your lungs with by smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
To help you be nicotine-free and eventually quit smoking, we offer you a list of excellent foods that quickly flush nicotine out of your body without letting it do major harm to your body:
The number one thing to keep your body hydrated and flush nicotine out of your body. While nicotine dehydrates your body, water will do the reverse process for it. Water will swill the nicotine out of your body through your urine and it will quicken its excretion through your sweat.
The abundance of iron in this herb will help you fight off infection and will protect your body against diseases.
3. Pine needle tea
This tea disinfects your mouth and throat and also helps your lungs stay healthy.
Fruits and Vegetables
A study, conducted by the University of Buffalo public health researchers, surveyed 1,000 smokers over 25 years of age for a period of about 2 years. The results were the following: those participants whose diet consisted mostly of fruit and vegetables had more chances of staying tobacco-free.
They also smoked less daily, waited longer until lighting up their next cigarette and were also less nicotine dependent. The high fiber content of the vegetables and fruits made them feel fuller so the hunger and smoking urge were unlikely to be mixed. Obtaining a healthy diet also subconsciously makes smokers quit smoking because cigarettes do not go as well with vegetables or fruit as they do with meat, alcohol or caffeine.
Eating vegetables like celery, zucchinis, egg-plants, beans and cucumbers will surely worsen the cigarette’s taste. But avoid eating sweet vegetables, which are high in sugar, because the glucose in them will only stimulate your cravings.
The vitamin C in the oranges is the first on the list that flushes the nicotine out of your bloodstream. It will also boost your metabolism and reduce stress.
Kiwi is rich in vitamins A, C and E and it will help you replace these vitamins which heavy smoking depletes.
The damage the nicotine will do to your body, especially to your skin, is something everyone notices. So, the vitamins A, B, C and K in the carrot juice will rejuvenate your skin and give it a radiant look.
The vitamins B5 and C in broccoli will protect your lungs from the toxins while speeding up your metabolic processes.
This healthy green vegetable is rich in vitamins and folic acid, which will take care of your body and make the tobacco taste bad.