One of the most important things is that you are taking about 2000 milligrams of vitamin C, as well as green vegetables. Smokers who increased intake of fruits and greens have reduced the possibility of developing a lung cancer for 23 percent.
ALL smokers and those who quit smoking just recently, should include in their daily menu foods that help get rid of the nicotine from the body. It is known that tobacco addicts lack many vitamins and minerals, because smoking adversely affects the absorption of the food nutrients.
This bad habit has the most influence on the decrease in the amount of vitamin C. So the more you smoke during the day, the amount of vitamins in the body will be constantly decreased. That is why smokers need 2,000 mg of vitamin C daily, which can be provided by regular intake of fruits and vegetables.
Root and leafy vegetables, cabbage, garlic, onions and mushrooms – all this can have a very positive impact on the smoker’s health.
Refrigerator should be filled with greens such as spinach, parsley, kale, broccoli, chard. They clean the body from various chemical poisons, smog, nicotine, pesticides, heavy metals, and they are very useful for liver detoxification. In addition, spinach and broccoli are rich in folic acid, which is spent much more quickly in the smoker’s body.
“Fresh” nonsmokers should drink fresh orange juice with breakfast, because it contains a lot of vitamin C, which gives the body the necessary energy. Vitamin C helps in the production of carnitine that converts food fat into energy.
It has been shown that acidic taste of orange juice efficiently eliminates the desire for the first morning cigarette.
An apple a day is recommended for heart health, but since this fruit contains a special type of fiber which helps the body to cleanse itself from heavy metals, it is also recommended for cleaning the body in this case.
Lemon releases enzymes that help in the elimination of toxins and provide the body the necessary vitamins A, E and C. Each morning before a meal you should drink a glass of warm lemon water and a teaspoon of honey.
This fruit contains beta-cryptoxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, which protects from lung cancer.
Smoker’s cells lose the necessary water and the body becomes more dehydrated. Green tea is an excellent choice because of its antioxidant properties. It helps in lowering blood sugar levels, and it is recommended to take one cup of green tea in the morning and at noon. Drinking large quantities will improve lymphatic drainage and remove nicotine from the body.
This is in addition to turmeric, one of the healthiest spices. It helps with metabolic functions, participates in cleansing of the body from toxins (especially from the lungs) and strengthens liver function. It is enough just to add a piece of fresh ginger to all main meals, or to drink ginger tea which will help improve breathing.
Tea made from pine needles is traditionally used for rinsing the mouth and throat and is recommended as a beverage that helps in the fight against lung cancer.
Nicotine destroys the skin and makes it dry, so fresh carrot will be the fastest way to restore it. Carrot contains large amounts of vitamin A, K, C and B, which are the main ‘collectors’ of the nicotine remains. You can use a juicer and make yourself a nice apple, carrot and lemon juice, or just make a tasty salad.