There are about 4800 chemicals contained in a cigarette out of which 69 can cause cancer. Whereas,
secondhand smoke comprises of 7000 chemicals out of which 70 are known as cancer-causing.
So smoking is not only lethal for the smoker himself but also for the people being exposed to
the secondhand smoke. Smoking causes lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases, emphysema and fertility problems.
Joseph McClernon, Ph.D., director of the Tobacco Neuroscience Research Lab at Duke University states that fruits and vegetables can worsen the taste of the cigarettes. Here is a list of foods to enjoy while quitting smoking!
James A. Duke, PhD. Botanist at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, in Maryland, says,
“If cigarettes are cancer sticks, carrots are anticancer sticks”. His own routine was 3 packs of
cigarettes per day. He claims that carrots played a vital role in helping him quit smoking.
The component called caroteniods found in carrots not only helps you quit smoking but also saves
you from cancer.
Researchers claim that sunflower seeds have the same effect on your mind as tobacco, i.e.
they increase the production of adrenaline. Sunflower seeds not only have a calming effect on
your mind but also contain essential B-complex vitamins that help in the nourishment of the nervous
system. They are a good option for smoking quitters but overeating is not suggested as they contain
high contents of fats. Choose the one with shells so that the consumption process can take time.
Recent studies have found that banana can help quit smoking. The most common problem faced by
the smoking quitters is that they feel lack of energy and stressed out. The friendly bananas, full of
essential vitamins and minerals, can boost your energy and calm you down in stressful conditions
caused by nicotine cravings. Whenever you feel the urge to smoke, kill it by eating a banana.
Marjoram is an aromatic herb commonly found in the Mediterranean countries. Its tea can be very
effective for those who want to quit smoking. It makes the throat dry as a result smoking becomes less
pleasurable. All you need to do is, boil 1 teaspoon of marjoram tea in a cup of water for 15 minutes.
Whenever you feel the craving you can consume this tea. This herb is easily available at all health food stores.
Cloves do not completely help you quit smoking but may help you limit the quantity of cigarettes you smoke. Whenever you smoke your first cigarette of the day, suck on a small clove, this will leave the taste of nicotine in your mouth for a long time and will reduce the urge for another cigarette.
All the above mentioned foods can help you quit smoking but also keep in mind that there are some foods
that can actually aggravate your craving for smoke. According to the research conducted at the
Duke University, when you plan to quit smoking, avoid taking meat, alcoholic beverages and coffee
because these foods make cigarettes taste better.
Make quitting easy using HYPNOSIS!
Hypnotherapy for smoking is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment to help you do this. If you are considering stop smoking hypnosis, the first step is to make sure you are choosing to quit for yourself. Hypnotherapy is most effective when you really want to quit. For example, if you are stopping because friends or a family member is pushing you, you may not get the results you want.
Hypnotherapy works by putting you in a deep, relaxed state where your mind is more open to suggestion. At this point your hypnotherapist will look to change your thought patterns. You may also be taught various tools and techniques, which you can practice at home. While for some people just one session is enough to quit smoking, others may benefit from a follow-up session. The ultimate aim of stop smoking hypnosis is to empower people to take control of their addiction and develop new patterns of thinking that promote healthier behaviours.
Lynn has been working in the wellness Industry for more than 20 years and has a magical way of inspiring others to embrace healthy, balanced lifestyles and relish in living their best life! Making even just one of the shifts she suggests can: reduce stress, take pounds off, reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, add quality years and vitality to your life. Lynn is a highly trained and Board Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy®, Hypnotherapy, and Coaching which are some of the most powerful tools for personal and professional development today. She also uses Reiki Energy Healing for herself and her clients. Lynn can assist you to make small shifts, create new healthy habits, move past obstacles, and release unwanted emotions that are holding you back from being your best self!
Source: Natural Health US and Health and food clinic.