A high fruit and vegetable diet makes smoking THREE TIMES EASIER TO QUIT

A high fruit and vegetable diet makes smoking THREE TIMES EASIER TO QUIT

When you make the choice to eat well, get well and stay well, you always start with vegetables.  They are the basis of every single healing diet on Planet Earth, regardless of all other food components.  If you want to quit smoking you must replace the habit with something positive and do all you can to remove the chemical imbalance and reduce the cravings.  A high fruit and vegetable diet does exactly that.  

Eat better and smoke less
“We may have identified a new tool that can help people quit smoking,” said Jeffrey P. Haibach, a graduate research assistant at the University of Buffalo of the study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research on May 21, 2012.  The researchers found that even after all the variables [education, age, household income, gender, race/ethnicity, exercise, alcohol and illicit drug use], that those eating more fruits and vegetables were three times more likely to be not smoking for at least a month than those who ate the least amount of fruits and vegetables.  They also found that smokers with higher fruit and vegetable consumption smoked fewer cigarettes per day and waited longer to smoke their first cigarette of the day.  Haibach and colleagues surveyed 1,000 US smokers aged 25 and older and then followed them up again 14 months later. 

This is common sense when you think about it
If you are eating more fruits and vegetables then you are displacing the amount of other junk-foods and drinks you ingest.  We know that meat, caffeinated drinks and alcohol enhance and improve the taste and experience of smoking.  So if you are eating less of these foods and drinks then your experience of smoking is also diminished.  Being healthy with a high intake of fruits and vegetables decreases the taste and enjoyment of smoking.  Fruits and vegetables are the ‘high-bulk-fibre’ kings and once you are eating lots of them then you feel fuller - for longer.   This means your sense of satiety and fullness slows the ‘hunger’ or ‘desire’ for cigarettes.  Smokers often confuse hunger with the nicotine addiction.

Quit and change your life
So if you really want to quit, then do what I suggest to participants on The Feel Alive Plan and transform your life completely.  Do not just quit smoking as it will leave a huge gaping hole.  Fill that hole with a positive and proactive stance on your health – right across the board. 

Quitting smoking is the single most influential health decision you will ever make – bar none.   

Here is the full link: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/06/08/eating-fruits-and-vegetables-may-help-smokers-quit/

Study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research on May 21, 2012.  As reported by MyHealthNewsDaily on June 08, 2012.

Posted: Friday 15 June 2012

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