There are many ways recommended to help stop smoking. New Zealand even have their own tricks to reduce smokers in their country.
Recent research by the University at Buffalo Public Health and Health Profession shows that eating more fruits and vegetables can help you to quit smoking and become tobacco-free for longer. This is certainly good news for people who have trouble dealing with their smoking addiction.
The researchers surveyed 1,000 smokers aged 25 and over by doing random telephone interviews. Researchers followed up the study 14 months later, and again asked if there was use of tobacco for a few months back.
The findings, published in the Nicotine and Tobacco Research journal found that after 14 months, smokers who eats fruits and vegetables three times more, are perhaps free from tobacco use for at least one month compared with smokers who rarely or do not like eating fruits and vegetables.
“Indeed, this is only an observational study, but the food consumed by a person can facilitate the success to quit smoking,” said researcher Jeffrey P. Haibach, MPH, as reported by Medicaldaily.
Haibach added, fruits and vegetables have faster satiety effect, help reduce the need for smoking. According to him, sometimes smokers mistakenly interpret hunger with the desire to smoke. Because, most smokers say smoking can eliminate hunger.
Meat, caffeinated drinks and alcohol began to be reduced to the success of recommended smoking cessation program. “Foods such as fruits and vegetables can actually worsen the taste of cigarettes,” said Haibach.
It is believed that it is more difficult for women to stop smoking compared to men. You can try increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables if you have trouble to quit smoking.Tagged with: