There are some smokers who know the harm smoking is doing to their body, and there are smokers who don’t. Every smoker though, deep down, wants to stop smoking, whether for health or financial reasons.

What you need to know about nicotine Nicotine

from a single cigarette will be in your bloodstream for around six to eight hours after you’ve smoked it, and forty-two to seventy-eight hours for the nicotine to be expelled from your system via metabolism. Cotininethough, the by-product of nicotine, will stay in your body for twenty to thirty days. Just think of how long it will take to rid yourself of all the tar in your lungs if you smoke a pack (twenty sticks of cigarettes) a day.

To aid you in your quest to rid yourself of nicotine, and late on, smoking, for good, here is a list of great food that can work wonders and flush out the toxins from your system.

Water

With water, your body is never dehydrated, and it also flushes out the toxins. Nicotine dehydrates you while water counters that process. You will urinate and sweat the nicotine out of your body.

Nettle herb

This herb is loaded with iron which is great for fighting infection and providing protection against illnesses. Pine needle

Pine needle

is a kind of tea that acts as a disinfectant for your mouth and throat. It also protects the health of the lungs. Fruits & Veggies In a two-year study that observed a thousand smokers twenty-five years and older, it was found that those who ate mostly fruit and veggies were more likely to stay tobacco-free. They were also observed to smoke less, as they depended less on nicotine. Fruits and veggies have a lot of fiber which makes people feel more filled. Also, smoking does not mix as well with fruits and veggies as it does with meats, alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.

Veggies such as celery, eggplant, cucumber and zucchini makes cigarettes taste worse. Stay away from veggies that have a high sugar content. Glucose intensifies cravings.

Orange

An orange is loaded with vitamin C. This vitamin is excellent in flushing nicotine from your system. And it is also great in enhancing metabolism and decreasing stress levels.

Kiwi

Smoking reduces the levels of vitamins A, C and E in your body. Kiwi has a lot of them, and can restore them.

Carrot (juiced)

One noticeable effect of smoking is how it damages your skin. Carrots can repair your skin with its vitamins (A, B, C and K).

Broccoli

Broccoli has two important vitamins (B5 and C) which provide protection for the lungs. It also quickens the rate of metabolism.

Spinach

There is a lot of vitamins and folic acid in spinach which provides protection for the body and give a bad taste to cigarettes.

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