6 Amazing Foods Will Flush Out Nicotine from Your Body

Smoking is harmful for health and we all know that. For some, it is quite difficult to break this habit. Nicotine is the major cause for a rapid increase of the blood pressure and serious damage to the lungs. Moreover, even if you stop to smoke, the effect of nicotine will last for years!

So to all the smokers and ex-smokers healthy foods and lifestyle changes can help you exterminate the nicotine from your body.

Here we’ve listed some of the best foods that’ll help you remove the nicotine from your body:

1. Broccoli

It is rich in vitamin C and B5. Smoking reduces the levels of vitamin C in the body. Eat more broccoli to eliminate the nicotine from your organism. Also eating high amounts of ‘cruciferous’ vegetables has been associated with a lower risk of cancer; namely lung and colon cancer. Other easily recognized cruciferous vegetables include cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, turnips and cabbage, as well as the lesser-known arugula, daikon, kohlrabi and watercress.

Check out these healthy recipes using broccoli:

a) http://www.hollylarsonrd.com/2015/02/roasted-broccoli-with-lemon-tahini-sauce.html

b) http://www.hummusapien.com/roasted-broccoli-chickpea-burgers-spicy-cashew-mayo/

2. Oranges

Orange juice is rich in vitamin C. Regular consumption of oranges will boost your metabolism and relieve stress. It also helps in maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects. The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (as in an orange) or applied topically, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin.

3. Carrots

If you smoke, then you should know that every time you light a cigarette the nicotine remains in your body for three days. Nicotine also damages your skin. Carrot juice is good for the skin, and it rich in vitamins A, C, K and B, that are proven to be efficient in removing the nicotine from the body. Overconsumption of vitamin A can be toxic to humans, but is unlikely to be achieved through diet alone (most vitamin overconsumption occurs by supplementation).Overconsumption of carotene may cause a slight orange tinge in skin color but is not harmful to health.

Some Indian healthy to-go recipes:

a) http://food.ndtv.com/recipe-gajar-ki-kanji-100433

b) http://food.ndtv.com/recipe-gajar-ka-achaar-463827

4. Spinach

Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables, because it is not only rich in vitamins, but also contains large amounts of folic acid.

Spinach and other green vegetables contain chlorophyll which has shown to be effective at blocking the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines which are generated when grilling foods at a high temperature. It has high potassium content, spinach is recommended to those with high blood pressure to negate the effects of sodium in the body. A low potassium intake may be just as big of a risk factor in developing high blood pressure as a high sodium intake.

Try the heavenly blueberry-spinach shake and to go along with it some Pasta! Here are the recipes:

1. http://www.alaskafromscratch.com/2013/05/29/blueberry-spinach-smoothie/

2. http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/stories/spinach-lentil-ragout-over-pasta

5. Kiwi Fruit

This miracle fruit will help you eliminate the nicotine from your body. Kiwi fruit is a rich source of vitamins A, C and E. When you smoke, the levels of these vitamins reduce. Inositol is found in kiwifruit. Recent studies have shown that inositol, because of its function as a precursor of an intracellular second messenger system, can be beneficial in the treatment of depression. The benefit of this laxative action which occurs as in when you eat Kiwi is to decrease the build-up of cancer-promoting metabolites. Also Kiwi has chlorophyll which is helpful in cleansing one’s liver.

6. Water

Smoking dehydrates your body. Water is critical for the human body to function properly. It makes up two-thirds of our body weight, and every cell and organ depends on it. Without water, a person would die within just a few days. When we quit smoking, water eases several of the discomforts associated with nicotine withdrawal:

Constipation, Coughing, Hunger/urge to eat and Cravings to smoke

Water also helps flush residual nicotine out of the body, and by keeping yourself well-hydrated, you’ll feel better overall. Water also cleanses your skin!

Healthy Tip: How do you get through the next few hours and days, which will be among the toughest you’ll experience, in your journey to becoming an ex-smoker?

Here are 10 ways to outsmart cigarette cravings http://www.everydayhealth.com/stop-smoking/10-ways-to-outsmart-cigarette-cravings.aspx

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