Smoking not only has a negative impact on the health of the consumer of tobacco products, but is also a source of air pollution with substances that are dangerous to others. In recent years, the number of people seeking to get rid of bad habits has increased significantly.
This is not an easy matter: after quitting smoking, a person immediately begins to suffer from withdrawal symptoms (this is a voluntary volitional refusal from something, for example, from smoking). In addition, many "yesterday's" smokers at first experience great disappointment, since the improvement in their health status, which they expect, does not come immediately. The reason is that toxic substances accumulated in the body for years are completely eliminated only after 6-8 months. Fortunately, this process can be accelerated by including daily products in your diet that help eliminate nicotine and substances formed as a result of its breakdown. These products will be discussed in this article.
Oranges, lemons, tangerines, grapefruits and other members of the citrus family are rightfully considered champions in vitamin C content. This substance increases the metabolic rate and optimizes blood flow, helping to cleanse the blood and lung tissue from harmful smoking products. In addition, fruits that have a "sunny" (orange or yellow) color are very effective in getting rid of depression, signs of which are often observed in people who have recently quit smoking.
The use of citrus fruits has some limitations: they should not be abused if you suffer from stomach ulcers or allergies.
This tropical fruit contains vitamins C, A and E, which are essential for normal life. The organic acids that make up the fruit help speed up metabolism. In addition, it is rich in magnesium, which improves the breathing process and helps to get rid of the cough that torments most smokers.
Kiwi is considered a dietary, low-calorie product. It is recommended to use it for people struggling with excess weight, which is also relevant for those who have given up nicotine.
It must be remembered that kiwi is undesirable for people suffering from inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and stomach in the acute stage or arterial hypotension.
It has been established that one of the negative consequences of tobacco use is dehydration. Therefore, both smokers and people who want to get rid of this habit should ensure that they get enough liquid. In addition, water literally flushes out toxins from the body and reduces withdrawal symptoms.
Heavy drinking can lead to increased diuresis. Therefore, in order to avoid the loss of essential trace elements, yesterday's smokers are very useful mineral water, dried fruit compotes, juices and other drinks rich in salts of iron, magnesium, selenium, potassium, calcium, etc.
Our compatriots do not include spinach dishes in their diet too often. Meanwhile, it is extremely rich in folic acid (vitamin B9), which is necessary for the normal functioning of the nervous system, as well as for maintaining muscle tone. This fact should be of great interest to smokers, since long-term use of tobacco is fraught with the development of vitamin B9 deficiency in the body.
Spinach has another great quality: people who regularly include it in their menu note that over time they begin to perceive the taste of tobacco smoke differently. The very process of smoking becomes unpleasant for them, which makes it easier to get rid of a bad habit.
The benefits of carrots for those who decide to quit smoking can hardly be overestimated. It is rich in provitamin A, vitamins B, C and K, which are involved in the process of removing toxins, help relieve stress, and are useful for the overall health of the body. Do not forget that regular consumption of carrots significantly improves the condition of the skin, which most long-term smokers are in dire need of.
The diet of a person who decides to get rid of the habit of smoking should be balanced in terms of the content of essential nutrients, trace elements and vitamins. It is very important (especially in the early days) to control the amount of calories received from food: tobacco consumption reduces appetite, and if you give up a bad habit, the likelihood of overeating and, as a result, gaining excess weight increases.
It is necessary to include foods that promote the production of serotonin in the menu as often as possible (bitter chocolate, oily sea fish, legumes, etc.) to help the body cope with stress. By eating right, drinking enough fluids and adhering to a reasonable daily routine, you will be able to survive this difficult period, avoiding great psychological losses and health problems.
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