Smoking is described as “the action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco” in the dictionary. But this inhaling and exhaling of tobacco turns nasty when you repeat this process quite a few times in a day and then days become month and months become years and eventually this becomes your habit. This habit of your’s brings various health and psychological problems with it.
When you decide to quit smoking, you didn’t know it was this tough. But if you do a little research on your own and incorporate certain foods, herbs, grains, and fruits, you’ll be able to kick that butt easily.
Starting with fruit to help your decision to quit smoking.
When you quit smoking the first withdrawal symptoms along with nausea is the sugar cravings. Banana comes in handy as it is high on sugar and is a rich source of vitamin B6 and potassium which the best aids to control craving for the cigarette.
You might be surprised to see this fibrous grain on this list. But this an unknown fact that oats are one of the best recovering ingredients. It is a great absorbent and helps curb down the increased cholesterol due to smoking. The fibrous content in the grain is very effective in flushing out the toxins accumulated in the body.
It is easily available in the market and there are various delicious recipes on the internet you try. Various studies conducted in 1971 have revealed the benefits of oats in helping chain smokers quit.
Nausea is a major side effect you’ll experience during the initial stages when you quit smoking. Ginger is a natural aid in curbing the nauseating feeling in your guts. There are various forms of ginger to be consumed. The easiest would be to take a ginger tablet or capsule. Ginger creates a warmth in your body which increases perspiration. Sweating is known to flush out toxins and nicotine from your body.
Ginger tea can be a better replacement for a smoke. After you quit smoking your body craves for nicotine but this can be curbed by drinking hot ginger tea. This will help ease withdrawal symptoms like nausea.
Lobelia is herb used by ancient native Americans to treat respiratory and viral disorders. The alkaloids in Lobelia are quite similar to nicotine and thus trigger the same receptors in the brain. Smoking comes with the psychology of “rewarding”. This herb blocks the nicotine receptors and reduces your nicotine cravings.
The best way of consuming this herb is to make a tea.
Drinking water helps flush out the nicotine from the bloodstream even if you haven’t quit smoking. The presence of Nicotine in the bloodstream causes dehydration. This further increases the side effects of premature aging of your body. When you quit smoking, your body is trying to get rid of toxins in your body. Drinking lots of water will accelerate this process.
Another reason to drink lots of water would curb those nicotine cravings. Your body has been through an ordeal and it needs rest, care, and rehabilitation. Drinking water will increase blood circulation which provided essential nutrients and also flushes out remaining toxins in the body. Drinking water also gives you a glowy and radiant skin.
All these herbs, fruits, and foods are only effective when you are dedicated to your goal of quitting smoking.