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Hello dear readers! After the very exciting news about being a finalist in the Entrepreneur Business of the Year 2019 for the London Borough of Sutton, and all the support I had from my family and friends, I thought I haven’t written a blog for a while, as all these celebrations took some of my spare time. So here we go!

10 FOODS THAT CAN HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING

It is not a secret that nicotine, the primary substance found in tobacco, causes many damages, such as high blood pressure, digestive problems and other serious diseases. Unfortunately, its unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and its addictive effect make it much more challenging to quit smoking. So what can we do to combat this negative and harmful habit? Also, how can we help our body get rid of nicotine more efficiently? Here are ten recommended foods that will help you cleanse
your body of nicotine, relieve various withdrawal symptoms and help you quit once and for all.

1. BROCCOLI
Because it is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that help us maintain our overall health, there is no doubt that broccoli is a recommended addition to all meals. Among other things, broccoli is a good source of vitamin B5 and vitamin C, which contribute to the body’s correct metabolism, which helps our body get rid of accumulated toxins, including nicotine, quicker. Also, broccoli contains a protein called NRF2 that help protect the lungs against the effects of smoking.

2. GINGER
In addition to a wide variety of health benefits attributed to it. Ginger is an excellent addition for anyone who wants to cleanse their body of nicotine or relieve withdrawal symptoms. The spicy taste of ginger stimulates increased sweating, which is considered an excellent way to help detoxify the body. Also, some studies show that ginger helps prevent nausea and vomiting, two typical symptoms of many people in the process of abstinence.

3. BLUEBERRIES
Its flavour is delicious, and several health benefits provide many reasons why we should eat blueberries more often. The more so if you are trying to quit smoking and want to overcome the withdrawal symptoms. This is because one of the side effects of nicotine is an increase in blood sugar levels, an effect that can be obtained more healthily from blueberries, which are rich in healthy and essential sugars.

4. ORANGES
One of the damaging effects of regular nicotine intake is a decrease in vitamin C levels in the body, which affects our overall health in several ways. To supplement the deficiency, add oranges to your daily diet.asthey are very rich in this vitamin. You should also be aware that healthy levels of vitamin C help reduce stress and anxiety, two common symptoms through which our body tells us that they need nicotine to relax.

5. KALE
Kale is considered one of the healthiest foods in the world, in part because of its richness in sulfur, which helps rid the body of various harmful toxins, including nicotine, It also contains powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C and lutein that help the body fight free radicals caused by smoking, which cause many diseases such as cancer.

6. SPINACH
Due to the consumption of nicotine, many smokers suffer from low levels of folic acid (vitamin B9), which can cause the emergence of various medical complications and a wide range of diseases. An excellent way to deal with this deficiency is through the daily consumption of spinach that is rich in vitamins. Also, spinach can help reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke every day because it makes your mouth taste bad if you smoke after eating it.

7. POMEGRANATES
Eating pomegranates weekly helps the body produce many red blood cells, Increases blood flow and speeds up metabolism, helping to get rid of the various toxins that accumulate in it, including nicotine. In addition, among its many health benefits, Pomegranates have a beneficial effect. Since they reduce the levels of high blood pressure, which is another negative effect of smoking.

8. WATER
While you are looking for a variety of different healthy foods to help eliminate nicotine from your body, water, which is the simplest solution. Drinking enough water (approximately 8 cups a day) speeds up the body’s metabolic process and helps eliminate the variety of toxins that accumulate in it.

9. LEMONS
Damaged skin is one of the most common symptoms of smoking, and manifests itself in the appearance of wrinkles and skin diseases at young ages. To protect and minimise damage to the skin, it is recommended that you frequently consume lemons, which contain vitamin C and citric acid. Two ingredients that help keep skin healthy; in addition, vitamin C has a beneficial effect by reducing the symptoms of stress and depression caused by nicotine consumption.

10. MINT LEAVES
Mint leaves are not only an excellent way to get rid of bad breath caused by smoking they can also help our body eliminate the various toxins that accumulate in it, including nicotine. The preliminary studies the effect of mint leaves show that your daily intake improves the flow of bile. Produced in the liver to the gallbladder, which helps treat the toxins that accumulate in the body. Also, mint is known for its ability to reduce symptoms caused by digestive problems, such as swelling and nausea, which are very common in people trying to stop smoking or reduce the habit. 

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Nelly.

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