On World No Tobacco Day on 31st of May, Medindia wants all its members who smoke to try and give up the habit of smoking.
Besides the well known methods like nicotine patches, hypnosis and prescription medication
, very few know that there are food choices you can select from which will help you give up this addictive habit.
Snap Fitness India has provided some interesting diet tips below - Milk, Celery, Carrot, fruits and vegetables
, when taken before smoking, develop a bitter after taste compelling the smoker to extinguish the cigarette half way through because of the horrendous taste it leaves in the mouth. Eating foods rich in Vitamin C
, for eg: orange, lemon, gooseberry (amla), guava, in more quantity cuts down the urge to smoke. This is because cigarettes deprive you of vitamin C supply, leaving you with a deficiency, which the nicotine fills.
Whenever you have a craving for smoking, you can eat some salty food items like chips, papad, pickle etc
. You can also put some salt on the tip of the tongue, which will help you to kill your urge for smoking. Fragrance of dried fruit
helps lower cravings to smoke. Keeping your mouth busy
is another way to kill the urge of smoking. You can eat sugar free candy or try chewing gum Note:
Make sure you avoid alcohol, caffeine, and red meat when you are attempting to quit smoking as these items only increase your craving for nicotine.
Input provided by Ms. Annapurna Agrawal, Nutritionist, Snap Fitness India.