‘Smoking is injurious to health‘– is a fact that everyone knows. And yet every year lakhs of people across the globe succumb to its temptation. According to the statistics by the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco (which is the main component of cigarettes) kills more than 7 million people worldwide each year. Despite the pictorial warnings on the cigarette packets and the awareness being created to educate people of its side effects, which includes cancer, respiratory congestion and heart diseases, this menace has been on a rise.
While on one hand, people are increasingly getting addicted to smoking, on the other hand, there are others who are trying to quit the habit. And those who have been trying hard to quit the habit know how difficult it can be to resist the temptation at times.
So guys if you too are trying to get rid of this toxic substance from your life here’s a list of nine food items that will help:
Fruits, in general, are good to beat the craving. Just freeze some berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries and pop some in your mouth whenever you have the urge to smoke. Bonus: They are loaded with anti-oxidants and vitamin C.
2) Dark chocolate
No one is unaware of the magical benefits of dark chocolate. From weight loss to menstrual pain, dark chocolate helps with everything. The good news is that it’s good for cutting tobacco craving as well. Bonus: It’s good for your mental health as well.
This might seem like a strange choice, but popcorn helps (minus the butter of course!). It’s crunchy and leaves a nice salty taste in the mouth.
4) Crunchy fruits n veggies
Want to make your body feel repulsed by a cigarette? Try smoking after eating crunchy fruits and veggies like apples, carrots, grapes, celery or cucumber. Not only they load your body with vitamins and minerals but they also make cigarettes taste awful.
5) Dry fruits
One of the easiest ways to beat the craving is by keeping your mouth busy. And what better way to do that but to munch on dry fruits and nuts? Bonus: They are loaded with minerals.
6) Something salty
Salty foods like chips and spicy stuff can work wonders for warding away the smoke cravings. If you don’t have anything around, just add a pinch of salt on half a lemon and suk on it.
This might seem like an odd choice but a slice of cheese, especially the salty ones can do wonders. Plus, who would want to miss to munch on a gooey and yummy cheese slice?
Everyone knows that milk is good for health but do you know a glass of milk before smoking will make the cigarette taste terrible. Bonus: You will never have vitamin D deficiency.
9) Chewing gums
This might again seem like an unlikely choice, but chewing gums prevent you from wanting to smoke. You can also opt for the sugar-free mint versions. Bonus: chewing gums reduce face fat.
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