You want to get rid of the bad tobacco taste in your mouth, and that stale smell and sticky residue on clothing, furniture, walls and carpets! Or you want to pass a drug screening test for insurance or a job. And you’re burning to discard a filthy habit that can lead to heart disease and lung cancer! According to a recent study published in JAMA, reducing tobacco usage only reduces the risk of lung cancer (Good!), but not the risk of heart attack, bronchitis or emphesyma (Bad!).
The first step is to junk the smoking habit and start regaining fresh smells and fresh tasting foods.
When you smoke a cigarette, nicotine circulating in your bloodstream is the source of the rush. 6-8 hours is how long the nicotine from a single cigarette lasts. Most of that nicotine gets eliminated in urine. 48-72 hours is how long it can take for most of the stored nicotine to be metabolized and leave your body. 20-30 days is how long the nicotine by-product cotinine can continue to circulate in the bloodstream.
* The key is to stay away from tobacco in any form and flush all the toxic nicotine from your body.
* Speed up metabolizing nicotine by increasing your metabolism with exercise and lots of fresh air.
Vitamin C is the best known substance for removing nicotine from the bloodstream. It increases metabolism and creates white blood cells. Fruits and vegetables help your body flush nicotine – they’re good for your health, they contain water and they make cigarettes taste less appealing. Milk and dairy products also make tobacco taste terrible.
* These six amazing foods will help you metabolize and flush out nicotine from your body:
Water is the font of life, and here’s what it does for you:
(a) Nicotine dehydrates the body, so drink water to rehydrate. 8-12 cups daily is recommended for everyone.
(b) You need water to flush toxins out of your body through your skin. Keeping up a good supply helps your body sweat the nicotine out of your body.
(a) Contains high levels of vitamin C to replace vitamin C in your body that smoking reduces.
(b) Eating oranges boosts your metabolism to flush nicotine faster.
(c) Eating oranges reduces stress as you continue to avoid smoking.
3) Kiwi fruit
This fruit helps you eliminate nicotine from the body and replenish Vitamins A, C and E that smoking reduces.
4) Carrot juice
(a) Carrot juice has vitamins A, B, C, K that help eliminate nicotine from the body.
(b) Nicotine damages your skin, and carrot juice is high in vitamins that are good for the skin.
(a) Contains high levels of vitamins B5 and C.
(b) Replenish vitamin C by eating broccoli and keep your metabolism high.
(c) Broccoli contains a substance that protects lungs from toxin-related damage.
(a) Rich in vitamins and folic acid, so it’s good for your body.
(b) Especially good in making tobacco taste bad.
* Some types of foods you should avoid – alcohol, coffee, sugar encourage smoking and that reloads nicotine into your body, so avoid, abstain, bypass and skip them!!