Most of my smoker friends started smoking to experiment with the forbidden, to act older, due to peer pressure, stress and of course love problems. While they did find the guts to kick the butt, the addiction pulled them down again. Scientifically, smoking leads to zero benefits, well it does help you lose weight … one lung at a time! In the US alone, tobacco smoking kills 51 people every hour, that equates to 1,200 dead smokers’ funerals every day.
After you are done with nicotine patches, chewing gums and mind games to quit smoking, you might as well give nature a chance. And don’t be surprised if we tell you that there are natural remedies, or to be more specific, foods to quit smoking, they are safe and devoid of side effects. Give it a try…
Dairy & Vegetables
Incorporate celery, fruits, milk and vegetables in your diet (before smoking), these foods leave a bitter after taste that instigates the smoker to kick the butt halfway. Sounds uncool? Next time join your smoker friends with a tall glass of milk and feel liberated. (Related Slideshow: Want To Quit Smoking? These 7 Foods Will Make It Easier For You)
Oats again kills nicotine craving and helps manage withdrawal symptoms among smokers. Try including oats for breakfast every day to quit smoking faster.
Coenzyme Q-10 is naturally available in peanuts, soybean oil, fishes like mackerel and sardines, kidney, heart and liver meat. They are also available as supplements,50 to 1,200 milligrams daily is a safe dosage of people aged 18 and above. CoEnzyme Q-10 is a strong antioxidant tht restricts nicotine craving and also repairs damaged lung as a result of chain smoking.
Gulping water every time you feel like smoking, is the cheapest and safest way to stop smoking as it reduces cravings instantly.
Cinnamon is yet another natural remedy to quit smoking, chew on cinnamon stick, a replica of a flavored cigarette, in the day to waive off smoking thoughts. Cinnamon also lowers memory loss, nerve tension, and boosts brain activity. Here’s your personal guide highlighting the amazing healing properties of cinnamon.
A pinch of salt
Now this may sound weird, but consuming salty foods like chips, pickle or just a wee bit of salt every time you get an urge to smoke helps in quitting smoking.
Pectin present in apples lowers blood toxin content that is produced as a result of smoking. Try munching on a crunch apple to help your mouth feel busy when you’re craving for a smoke.
Gottlieb Bill; Alternative Cures: More than 1,000 of the Most Effective Natural Home Remedies; Rodale Books;2008.716 pages